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Despite the increasing international evidence that has identified quality of product and service and a culture of continuous improvement to be essential for long‐term competitive advantage, many Australian firms apparently remain unconvinced of the substantial gains available through a focused...
The role that effective maintenance management plays in contributing to overall organizational productivity has received increased attention. Presents the development of a situational maintenance model that may be used to analyse and design the elements of a maintenance system. The situational...
Studies a non‐homogeneous Poisson process software reliability model with failure rate based on Zipf’s law. Discusses the rate function, mean value function and the estimation of parameters. The proposed model can be used to analyse the reliability growth. The results of applying the proposed...
Most quality management researchers make inadequate use of statistical techniques, especially multivariate statistical methods. Applies two multivariate analysis techniques, principal component analysis (PCA) and correspondence analysis (CA), to analyse potential barriers to total quality...
Reports an exploratory investigation of the organizational cultural values supporting and inhibiting certification to the ISO 9000 series of quality standards. As more firms pursue certification to ISO 9000 based quality system standards, the hypothesis emerges of a common cultural profile to...
Reliability of a product is highly dependent on the process capability index of the manufacturing process. Discusses a mathematical modelling technique for deriving the relationship between the product reliability strength and the process capability requirement to meet the product reliability...
The Taguchi method is the conventional approach used in off‐line quality control. However, most previous Taguchi method applications have dealt only with a single‐response problem. The multi‐response problem has received only limited attention. Proposes an effective procedure on the basis of the...
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