PRODUCT FAILURES, MANUFACTURING RELIABILITY AND QUALITY CONTROL: A DYNAMIC FRAMEWORK.

Charles S. Tapiero, Arnold Reisman, Peter Ritchken

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to outline a dynamic (time related) approach to quality control when manufacturing product reliability and post sales product failure costs are considered explicitly in the economic design of quality control samples. A specific curtailed sampling technique is used and optimal samples determined. The optimal quality control sampling plan is calculated analytically by the solution of a stochastic dynamic programming problem. In addition, several numerical examples are resolved. The essential contributions of the paper are two-fold; first in integrating economic considerations related to manufacturing reliability, product reputation and post-sales marketing costs. Second, in outlining a decision theoretic framework which recognizes time as an essential ingredient in planning and integrating quality control in the manufacturing process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-164
Number of pages13
JournalINFOR: Information Systems and Operational Research
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1987

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Signal Processing
  • Information Systems
  • Computer Science Applications

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