Production planning, inventory management, quality control, and maintenance policy are critical components of the manufacturing system. The effective integration of these four components gives a manufacturing operation the competitive edge in today’s global market place. Integrated Models in Production Planning, Inventory, Quality, and Maintenance provides, in one volume, the latest developments in the integration of production, quality, and maintenance models. Prominent researchers, who are actively engaged in these areas, have contributed the topical chapters focused on the most recent issues in the area.
In Part I, Ben-Daya and Rahim provide an overview of the literature dealing with integrated models for production, quality, and maintenance. Directions for future research are outlined. Part II contains six chapters (chapters 2 to 6) dealing with integrated models for production and maintenance. Part III deals with integrated production/inventory and quality models in chapters 7-11. Part IV focuses on quality and maintenance integrated models and contains two chapters. Part V deals with warranty, manufacturing, and quality and contains two chapters. Part VI addresses issues related to quality and contains three chapters (chapters 16-18)