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A variety of quantitative specifications, usually in terms of numerical limits, have been developed in industry for the description, prediction and control of product quality. As the theoretical foundations of these specifications are often beyond the working knowledge of many manufacturing...
This article reports on the quality improvements made at Mullard Blackburn covering the period July 1982 to July 1985. The way a coherent quality policy was developed and how it linked in with the companywide quality initiatives is described together with plant and product group quality...
Downtime data have been acquired from a 1980 MW capacity coalfired power station. These data refer to a pulverised fuel system which comprises ten mills, each of which, for the purpose of reliability analysis, has six sets of components liable to failure. The majority voting of the mills was a...
Discussing human error, the author sees the key to a rationalisation of the human reliability problem as a recognition of where, in a system, the human contribution will be weak and strong. This knowledge must then be applied at both design and operational phases. The reliability analyst creates...
Uservendor relationships are examined in a sector of the electronics industry where the manufacturing process is sensitive to the performance of vendors in terms of price, quality and delivery. Two similar user companies with different vendor management approaches are considered and the effects...
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