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Process Targeting for Optimal Capability when the Product is Subject to Degradation
Economic Quality Control
A performance capability measure is proposed that is useful in a wide class of production processes. Traditional quality improvement methodologies concentrate on getting the process right in order to meet the capability requirements of the product immediately after production, as measured for a key quality characteristic by one of the popular capability indexes. This is not the best strategy when the characteristic degrades over time in use. The implications of this type of degradation ondoi:10.1515/eqc.2002.23 fatcat:jylsopxgufbsnibo4dsse7dpue