Title: Development of a new reliability prediction model for predicting the reliability of repairable products

Authors: Yi-Hui Liang

Addresses: Department of Information Management, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung Country, Taiwan

Abstract: An accurate product reliability prediction model can not only predict and track the product|s reliability and operational performance, but also offer useful information for managers to take follow-up actions to improve the product quality and cost. The time series decomposition approach is widely used for prediction, but is not used for reliability prediction. This study proposes a new method for predicting the reliability of repairable products. The novel method constructs a predictive model by employing the time series decomposition approach. Finally, one real case study is presented to illustrate the feasibility of the proposed method.

Keywords: repairable products; time series decomposition; reliability prediction; modelling; product reliability; product performance; product quality.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPD.2009.023319

International Journal of Product Development, 2009 Vol.7 No.3/4, pp.218 - 230

Published online: 19 Feb 2009 *

Full-text access for editors Access for subscribers Purchase this article Comment on this article