Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences
Volume 2 (1998), Issue 2, Pages 159-175
Multi-class decision procedures for the inspection operation
1Department of Industrial Engineering, West Virginia University, Morgantown 26506, WV, USA
2Department of Economics & Decision Sciences, Arkansas State University, State University, 72467, AR, USA
Copyright © 1998 Majid Jaraiedi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Increasing the amount of inspection activities and inspecting a large fraction of the
items are two approaches that are used to improve products' quality. In this paper, as in a precedent
article by Jaraiedi, et al., 100% inspection in combination with multiple-criteria decision
(MCD) response is considered. Three different inspection procedures for the multi-stage inspection
are presented. Performance of these three procedures are derived and the Average Outgoing
Quality (AOQ), Average False Rejected (AFR), and Overall Average Fraction Inspected (SAFI)
for all procedures are compared. Two examples are discussed in depth to illustrate numerical
comparisons of these procedures.