Accession Number : AD0784028

Title :   An Economic Approach to Acceptance Sampling.

Descriptive Note : Final rept.,

Corporate Author : ARMY MATERIEL COMMAND TEXARKANA TEX INTERN TRAINING CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Ruth,Robert Justin

Report Date : MAR 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 80

Abstract : The paper examines the economics of single sample acceptance sampling with the objective of determining a rational, consistent means of selecting a sampling plan. Three general situations are identified for which cost models are developed. These include: (1) non-destructive sampling with rectification of rejected lots, (2) non-destructive sampling without rectification, and (3) destructive sampling. A method, suitable for use on a computer, is developed which identifies the optimal sampling plan for each of the above situations. In the paper, the optimal sampling plan is taken to be that which minimizes the consumer's total operating costs per accepted lot. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Quality assurance, *Sampling, Economics, Consumers, Acceptability, Decision theory, Probability density functions, Computer programs

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE