Quality Circle: A small group of people in quality management who normally work as a team and meet regularly to discover and solve problems regarding the quality of the products manufactured, process capabilities, or process controls.
Quality Control: The management role which tries to ensure that the goods or services in a company manufactures or purchases meet the requirements of the product or service.
Quality Function Deployment (QFD): A systematic approach to turn user requirements into detailed design specifications using a continuous stream of matrices of “what-how.” QFD connects customer (end user) needs to functions of design, development, engineering, manufacturing, and service. It allows organizations to look for both spoken and unspoken needs, to turn them into actions and designs, and to concentrate specific business functions to achieve this common goal.
Quarantine: Setting aside products from the availability for use or sale until all relevant quality checks have been carried out and certified for conformance.
Quay money: In addition to container hire, the shipping company also charges its customers fees for the use of a storage space outside of the free period at the terminal. This is to ensure the container will be filled and made available for short-term reuse.
Quay rent: In addition to the hiring of containers, the shipping company also charges its customers fees for the use of a storage space outside the free period at the terminal. This is to ensure the container is filled in the short term and made available for reuse.
Quick Response (QR): A technique widely adopted by retailers and producers of general merchandise and soft lines to eliminate out – of-stock shopping, forced markdowns and operating expenses. Both goals are achieved by shipping accuracy and decreased response time. QR is a collaboration strategy in which suppliers and retailers work together to respond to customers more quickly by exchanging point-of-sale scan data, allowing all replenishment needs to be forecast.