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the quality

The condition of something, usually as good or bad. I can barely hear you—the quality of this phone call is terrible. I was willing to spend a little more on these boots because the quality is great.
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A company like Toyota is on top in ACSI because its vehicle quality is also rated tops in the industry, while Ford scored at the bottom on satisfaction directly as a result of the quality of its autos being rated lowest.
Administration, Documentation of a Quality Control System -- The standard states that firms and employers should assign the responsibility for oversight of the quality control policies and procedures to appropriate individuals.
If that person isn't bringing the quality you desire--ample cost savings, and new products--hire someone else.
They help make explicit many of the quality factors that users may implicitly assume.
The quality of the circuit, which affects the clarity of that voice signal, can vary from provider to provider.
To utilize the quality system even more effectively, refer to the Automotive Industry Action Group's (AIAG) Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (FMEA) manual.
Over time, a significant number of skilled workers will flow out of education and into other industries, The quality of teachers will decline relative to the quality of workers in other knowledge-intensive industries.
Test of the quality of the firm's tax practice by examining a sample of the firm's tax work.
Determination of corrective actions to be taken and improvements to the quality control system.
Many institutions contributed records only to one database, and the bibliographic community discussed the quality of the databases based on the perceived superiority of records contained therein, the hit rates, or the amount of copy found.
The history of the quality movement dates back to the first two decades of this century.
Many critics contend; ISO 9000 falls short of the quality that world-class corporations demand of themselves and their suppliers.
What may be considered "adequate resources" and "appropriate facilities" will depend upon the quality requirements imposed by the molder's customers.
But some companies find the award's criteria to be a valuable diagnostic tool--whether they run the quality gauntlet or not.
All the feel-good efforts in the world won't warm the company climate if management, especially senior management, doesn't visibly support the quality effort with appropriate new ways of running the organization.