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Current Approaches in Social Sciences

Rasim Yilmaz, Günther Löschnigg, Hasan Arslan and Mehmet Ali Icbay

Current Approaches in Social Sciences is a collection of research papers on a wide range of social issues written by researchers from several different institutions. The book will appeal to educators, researchers, social students and teachers of all subjects and of all levels, who wish to develop personally and professionally. It will also be useful to all those who interact, one way or another, with both students and teachers in a social context.
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Quality Costs and Reporting of Quality Costs: An Application in the Dyeing and Finishing Industry


1. Introduction

The changes in the business world that the competition carries on make more difficult to the sustainability of the entities. Acquiring the competitive advantage has become an important issue for the continuation of the entities. At the present time, the entities have to provide a product and service in high quality in order to achieve their presence continuation. In this regard, the quality has become an important competition factor. The expansion of mission statements of many companies with the form of high quality products and services did not happen coincidentally (Zaklouta, 2011). The entities that are aiming to achieve competitive advantage against competitors are improving the quality of their products and services, as well as having to reduce their costs (Schiffauerova and Thomson, 2006). Coming into prominence of the quality in the competitive advantage and increasing the company shares in the total costs, led the entities to the cost of quality and to concentrate on this costs as well. Hence, the entities are required to have cost cognisance which they have to endure in order to achieve high quality. Consequently, the entities have to determine and analyse the cost escalators and cost cutters in order to be able to compete in the market and have a cost advantage. One of these factors is quality cost. Critical aspects of the quality is related with quality costs as well as it is also considerably important how to determine and report the costs. The costs of quality...

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