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An Economic Attributes Acceptance Sampling Plan With Three Decision Criteria

Summary: An economic acceptance sampling plan by attributes is developed for situations where sampling inspection is expensive and/or destructive. It is assumed that the sampling inspection is error free, but that screening inspection of rejected lots is subject to error. Three decision criteria are considered: acceptance, screening, or scrapping. A linear cost model is given and methods for finding optimal sampling plans are presented for both a beta binomial prior and a double binomial prior. Comparisons are made with plans using only two decisions.

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  • Topics: Sampling
  • Keywords: Sampling plans,Screening,Sampling,Attribute sampling plans,Economic design
  • Author: Riew, Moon Charn; Bai, Do Sun
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology