Title: Quality Insights: Measurement and quality rationing: an analytical approach

Authors: Adedeji B. Badiru; Anna E. Maloney

Addresses: Air Force Institute of Technology, 2950 Hobson Way, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765, USA ' Air Force Institute of Technology, 2950 Hobson Way, Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7765, USA

Abstract: Measurement is as important in quality management as it is in many aspects of human endeavours. Take, for example, a business that is attempting to formulate a yearly budget. This business cannot create a budget out of thin air; it must use qualitative and quantitative assessments based on interpretations and equations. The exact methods businesses use to formulate their budgets may vary, but they should all include statistical analysis in order to achieve accuracy and precision. Budget management and quality management are analogous with respect to the application of analytical techniques to make decisions. This paper capitalises on that relationship to apply budget allocation and rationing techniques to quality. This paper presents an analytical approach to measurement and quality rationing in order to meet quality goals. Quality on a scale of measurement is the premise of this paper.

Keywords: measurement; quality management; quality control; capital rationing; budgeting; quality modelling; budget management; budget allocation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQET.2015.071657

International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, 2015 Vol.5 No.2, pp.178 - 188

Available online: 09 Sep 2015 *

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