The optimum design of multivariate acceptance sampling plans Academic Article uri icon


  • A model is developed which may be used to determine the expected total cost of quality control per inspection lot under acceptance sampling by variables where several characteristics are to be simultaneously controlled. Optimization of the model is accomplished through the application of a conventional search procedure. The sensitivity of the model and the optimum solution to the shape of the underlying probability distributions is discussed and associated analyses are presented through an example.

published proceedings

  • Naval Research Logistics Quarterly

author list (cited authors)

  • Chapman, S. C., Schmidt, J. W., & Bennett, G. K.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Chapman, SC||Schmidt, JW||Bennett, GK

publication date

  • December 1978