Mixed Sampling Product Control for Costly or Destructive Items
Keywords:Mixed Sampling, OC function (Operating Characteristics), AQL(Acceptable Quality Level), I stage Sampling, II stage Sampling, Variable sampling, Modified Chain Sampling.
This paper presents the derivation of operating characteristics function and associated measures of performance of mixed sampling Plans for costly or destructive items. The first stage is concerned with single sample variable inspection and in the second stage modified Chain Sampling inspection is recommended. If the first stage inspection of mixed plans does not lead to acceptance of the batch or lot then the second stage becomes more important. In the second stage of mixed plans, it is advisable to have small sample size for costly or destructive items. Therefore, in the second stage, the modified chain sampling plan which always utilizes the past lot inspection results in order to achieve very small sample size is taken into consideration. The economic or cost-effective of the sampling plans is measured through Average Sample Number which is smaller compared to any other mixed sampling plans. Designing procedure is given and tables are constructed to facilitate easy application in the production industries.