Accession Number : AD0609677

Title :   MARKOVIAN DECISION MODELS FOR REJECT ALLOWANCE PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept. no. 24, Jul-Sep 64,

Corporate Author : COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE

Personal Author(s) : Klein,Morton

Report Date : 01 DEC 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 28

Abstract : Most manufacturing processes produce some defective items. To compensate for this, the total quantity produced in attempting to satisfy an order is larger than the order size. The excess is called a reject allowance. In this paper it is shown how the Markovian decision framework can be used to determine the amount to produce when production is, or can be, divided so that the products can be inspected before the production run is ended. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LINEAR PROGRAMMING, PRODUCTION CONTROL), (*QUALITY CONTROL, MATHEMATICAL MODELS), (*MATHEMATICAL MODELS, STATISTICAL PROCESSES), (*DECISION THEORY, QUALITY CONTROL), INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION CONTROL, STOCHASTIC PROCESSES, DYNAMIC PROGRAMMING, PROBABILITY, OPTIMIZATION, ECONOMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE