Accession Number:

AD0272138

Title:

WHEN TO STOP SAMPLING AND INITIATE PRODUCT IMPROVEMENT

Descriptive Note:

Memorandum rept.

Corporate Author:

RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1962-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

19.0

Abstract:

The relation between information collection and product improvement is considered. A rule is developed whereby the decision maker can determine when to stop gathering information and initiate product improvement. A simple technique is used for ranking product improvement candidates subsystems. The ranking depends on 1 the subsystems failure rate, 2 the number of subsystems of this type in the weapon system, 3 the cost in weapon system downtime of a subsystem failure, 4 the maintenance cost of a subsystem failure, 5 the initial cost of the weapon system and 6 the weapon systems expected service life.

Subject Categories:

  • Manufacturing and Industrial Engineering and Control of Production Systems

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE