Journal of Applied Mathematics and Decision Sciences
Volume 2 (1998), Issue 2, Pages 159-175

Multi-class decision procedures for the inspection operation

Majid Jaraiedi,1 Richard S. Segall,2 and Venkatramani Rajamohan1

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.[5], 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.