Servicing, quality design and control

Peter H. Ritchken, Jagadeesh Chandramohan, Charles S. Tapiero

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Some of the risks associated with manufacturing may be managed by establishing appropriate manufacturing quality levels and assuring than by appropriate inspection and quality control plans. In addition, by providing warranties or post-sales servicing contracts, consumers may be protected from risks of purchasing nonconforming items. The purpose of this paper is to devise a framework whereby management can simultaneously determine the appropriate manufacturing quality, inspection, and post-sales servicing plans. Using a renewal theoretic approach, the framework developed allows the substitution effects of these managerial decision variables to be explored, thereby providing joint policy choices regarding quality control and servicing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)213-220
Number of pages8
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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