The Quality Circle (QC) Philosophy Quality Circle Forum of India (QCFI) (1983) defines a QC as: "A small group of employees in the same work area or doing similar type of work that voluntarily meets regularly for about an hour every week to identify, analyse and resolve work-related problems".
What does QC stand for?
QC stands for Quality Circle
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We have 18 other meanings of QC in our Acronym Attic
- QuickBooks Extensible Markup Language (Intuit)
- Quad Cane
- Quad Center
- Quad Cities
- QuakeC (C/C++ based language used to extend Quake)
- Qualcomm Incorporated
- Qualifying Capacity (electricity)
- Quality Carriers (trucking company)
- Quality Center (Hewlett-Packard)
- Quality Checking
Samples in periodicals archive:
Edward Deming, a well-known quality guru, had used the technique of quality circles to improve production quality.
In some ways, it's mirroring Japanese business philosophy that was famous a few years ago for having quality circles with everyone involved--including the janitor.
That was a large part of the early successes of concepts like management by objectives, quality circles, and business process reengineering.
Quality circles are also effective, and they work for both union and nonunion employees.
Brenner and others examined the relationship between "flexible" work practices and occupational safety and health and found some rather disturbing results: "a positive, statistically significant, and quantitatively sizable relationship between cumulative trauma disorders and the use of quality circles and just-in-time production.