Reducing Production Costs of Jasmine Rice with Quality Control Circle (QCC)

Abstract

Our research objective was to find ways to reduce the cost of growing jasmine rice in Chachoengsao, Thailand. The finding revealed that the estimated costs of production were high up to 4,403.39 baht/rai with an average yield of 467.62 kg/rai. The transfer of technologywith a Quality Control Circle was proposed to reduce costs of production. Attempts were made to determine the problem solving of risk management before and after the application, and analyzed the cost of problems using technique QC 3 tools, i.e.,check sheet, Pareto diagram, and the cause and effect diagram.It was foundthat the cost of process of the soil-preparation using fertilization for the cultivation was high at 1,400.32 baht/acredue to the lack of soil-analysis before planting rice. In order to rectify the problem, it was recommended that a team work should be applied witha Quality Control Circle.The training methods comprised of an analysis of the soil samples,and the techniques of using simple analysis kits. The results of the trained methods could reduce the cost of fertilizer application down to only 468 baht/rai or 66.57 percent.



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Prawach Chourwong, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra University, Thailand

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Conference: ACSS2013
Stream: Social Sciences

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