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Editorial Economic Quality Control 25 (2010), 151 DOI 10.1515 / EQC.2010.022 © de Gruyter 2010 Exactly 25 years ago, Economic Quality Control was inaugurate as the organ of a research project that had two aims: to explain and subsequently quantify the concept “quality” in a transparent and unique way; to develop control procedures and strategies which are economically optimal. From the very beginning the word “economic” was used in a very general sense and it always expressed long-term perspectives. There was another idea behind EQC, namely the idea not to restrict the control procedures to the quality of products and processes, but to the quality of any human activity that is performed to serve a specified purpose. A very early consequence of this idea was to check the quality of quality control procedures and in particular of the quality control standards. As a first result it was found that the acceptance sampling plans by variables do not hold what they promise. In a series of publications it was shown that sampling by variables in the conforming/nonconforming case may give no protection at all against false decisions. At the occasion of this anniversary we would like to recall these ideas and to invite manuscripts which critically investigate existing control procedures or propose control procedures in fields other than the manufacturing one. Elart von Collani http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Economic Quality Control de Gruyter

Editorial

Economic Quality Control , Volume 25 (2) – Dec 1, 2010

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de Gruyter
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1869-6147
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10.1515/eqc.2010.022
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Abstract

Economic Quality Control 25 (2010), 151 DOI 10.1515 / EQC.2010.022 © de Gruyter 2010 Exactly 25 years ago, Economic Quality Control was inaugurate as the organ of a research project that had two aims: to explain and subsequently quantify the concept “quality” in a transparent and unique way; to develop control procedures and strategies which are economically optimal. From the very beginning the word “economic” was used in a very general sense and it always expressed long-term perspectives. There was another idea behind EQC, namely the idea not to restrict the control procedures to the quality of products and processes, but to the quality of any human activity that is performed to serve a specified purpose. A very early consequence of this idea was to check the quality of quality control procedures and in particular of the quality control standards. As a first result it was found that the acceptance sampling plans by variables do not hold what they promise. In a series of publications it was shown that sampling by variables in the conforming/nonconforming case may give no protection at all against false decisions. At the occasion of this anniversary we would like to recall these ideas and to invite manuscripts which critically investigate existing control procedures or propose control procedures in fields other than the manufacturing one. Elart von Collani

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Economic Quality Controlde Gruyter

Published: Dec 1, 2010

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