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Looks at how the construction industrys demand for better management of quality in construction projects is becoming increasingly important for every project participant. Says that one important aspect of a quality improvement programme is the cost of quality which is relatively new to...
Deals with the cost benefit analysis of a one server two dissimilar unit cold standby system in which we consider two different repair policies, namely 1 policy 1 retain the repair facility throughout 2 policy 2 call for the repair facility only when both the units are in failed condition and...
States that the US military has adopted total quality management TQM initiatives to help maximize effectiveness during downsizing. Identifies, however, some potential barriers to military applications, for example, the autocratic hierarchy on which the military is based may not be conducive to...
Considers that, occasionally, only part of an experiment can be completed owing to some uncontrollable causes such as the damage to the instrument, power failure during the experiment, and time and cost limitations. States that such incomplete data are generally referred to as censored data....
Posits that the role that quality plays in the higher education sector is becoming more important as the dominance of marketorientation leaves no alternative for universities and colleges but to improve their quality while increasing efficiency. Philosophies like total quality management TQM,...
Notes that aftersales field service has become an established competitive differentiator among equipment manufacturers. From the service providers perspective, effective field service management is essential for operational productivity, customer satisfaction and retention, and profitability....
Proposes an optimal identification algorithm of timevarying dynamic processes. Says it is based on applying a linear combination of the recursive leastsquares method equations. Posits that this scheme could be applied to identify and predict the ARMAX model of the online desalting processes....
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