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The economic design of variable acceptance sampling plan with rectifying inspection

Ching-Ho Yen (Department of Industrial Engineering & Management Information, Huafan University, Taipei, Taiwan)
Heng Ma (Department of Industrial Management, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
Chi-Huang Yeh (Institute of Technology Management, Chung Hua University, Hsinchu, Taiwan)
Chia-Hao Chang (Department of Nursing, Chang Gung Institute of Technology, Chiayi, Taiwan)

Kybernetes

ISSN: 0368-492X

Article publication date: 2 March 2015

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to develop an economic model, which could determine the acceptance sampling plan that minimizes the quality cost for batch manufacturing.

Design/methodology/approach

The authors propose a variable sampling plan based on one-sided capability indices for dealing with the quality cost requirement.

Findings

The total quality cost is much more sensitive to process capability indices and inspected cost than internal and external failure costs.

Research limitations/implications

The experimental data were randomly generated instead of real world ones.

Practical implications

The proposed model is specifically designed for manufacturing industries with high sampling cost.

Originality/value

The one-sided capability indices were utilized for the first time to be suitable for the purpose.

Keywords

Citation

Yen, C.-H., Ma, H., Yeh, C.-H. and Chang, C.-H. (2015), "The economic design of variable acceptance sampling plan with rectifying inspection", Kybernetes, Vol. 44 No. 3, pp. 440-450. https://doi.org/10.1108/K-05-2013-0091

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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