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Signal Detection Theory SDT has recently been used to evaluate the performance of imperfect inspectors. SDT model is based on a priori probabilities and perceived payoffs and penalties to study inspectors behaviour. In this article, Bayes theorem is used to compute posterior probabilities of the...
The South African management style can be best described as conservative. Whilst the need to achieve quality, especially within the automotive industry, is ever increasing, the South African style of management is also under the same pressure to change. Teamwork and commitment are ingredients...
Until recently, quality in most of the Third World countries was given little or no emphasis. However, today most of these countries are endeavouring to infuse a high degree of quality in their products. This endeavour is proving to be fruitful, which is encouraging more countries to accelerate...
Reporting data collected by observation of the total work activities of 21 manufacturing managers in the UK, this article investigates the controversy Are managerial jobs similar or different to each other The data shows that, contrary to substantial inference within the literature, significant...
Inspection error has been and continues to be an important area of research particularly in statistical quality control. While considerable work has been reported on the effect of inspection error on different sampling plans and the implications thereof, very little seems to have been done to...
This article describes a programme planning tool for complex research and development projects called the Process Tree Management Tool PTMT. The PTMT was developed for use in programme management for a particular large, diverse, advanced weapon system. The PTMT includes a set of logic diagrams...
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