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Failure prevention is recognised as one of the major enablers of attaining continuous quality improvement in total quality management (TQM) projects. Theoreticians have been propagating the employability of failure mode and effects analysis (FMEA) as the technique for identifying and rectifying...
This paper describes the quality management function as practiced in highway construction. This function is displayed as an interrelated system, which identifies the main quality activities. Documents and records used in these activities are also reviewed. A model for multilevel quality...
ISO 14000 is based on the concept that better environmental performance can be achieved when environmental aspects are systematically identified and managed. Despite the growing interest in voluntary environmental management standards, little empirical information exists and only a few survey...
The gradual implementation by firms of the ideas and techniques associated with the concept of “quality management” is perhaps the clearest sign of the change and innovation that has taken place in firms in recent times. The quality department plays an important role in making these schemes...
Reliability of RAM memory systems is impaired by environmental disturbances, causing soft errors, whereby one data bit is transformed to another bit. Single‐error correcting codes with memory scrubbing offer the most effective method to recover from such errors. This paper analyzes the...
In this paper we incorporate Taguchi's loss function in the economic design of the control chart. This is done by redefining the in‐control and out‐of‐control costs using Taguchi's loss function. The new model brings Taguchi's off‐line concepts to the classical SPC approach and continues to have...
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