The Inspector--A Critical Factor in the Reliability Equation


Kidwell, John L.   (1965, ASQC)   Lycoming Division, Avco Corporation

Industrial Quality Control    Vol. 22    No. 3
QICID: 4904    September 1965    pp. 135-137
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Article Abstract

Quality Control and industrial management characteristically tend to regard inspection (data collection and evaluation) as a routine operation that takes care of itself, and hence also the inspector. This article proposes that reliability efforts in fact cannot be truly successful until management recognizes the need to reverse this trend in its thinking. Concurrently inspectors must also recognize the need for their own professional development. Until both are done degradation of theoretical reliability through manufacturing and production will continue to be excessive.


Measurement and control,Reliability

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