QUALITY CIRCLE is a volunteer group composed of workers, sometimes students, with the stated goal to improve processes or product quality through analyses leading to process or design changes that reduce costs or enhance quality of the finished product.
SUM-OF-THE-YEARS DIGITS (SYD) is the accelerated depreciation method in which a constant balance (cost minus salvage value) is multiplied by a declining depreciation rate.
NET OF TAXES means the effect of applicable taxes (usually income taxes) has been considered in determining the overall effect of an item on the financial statements. The phrase is used when a company has items that must be disclosed in a separate section. Each such item should be reported net of the applicable taxes.
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