Warranty Cost Analysis for Products with a Dormant State

Wu, Shaomin and Li, Huiqing (2007) Warranty Cost Analysis for Products with a Dormant State. European Journal of Operational Research, 182 (3). pp. 1285-1293. ISSN 0377-2217. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Most building services products are installed while a building is constructed, but they are not operated until the building is commissioned. The warranty of the products may cover the time starting from their installation to the end of the warranty period. Prior to the commissioning of the building, the products are at a dormant mode (i.e., not operated) but protected by the warranty. For such products, both the usage intensity and the failure patterns are different from those with continuous usage intensity and failure patterns. This paper develops warranty cost models for repairable products with a dormant mode from both the manufacturer's and buyer's perspectives. Relationships between the failure patterns at the dormant mode and at the operational mode are also discussed. Numerical examples and sensitivity analysis are used to demonstrate the applicability of the methodology derived in the paper.

Item Type: Article
Additional information: Unmapped bibliographic data: PY - 2007/// [EPrints field already has value set] AD - School of Construction Management and Engineering, The University of Reading, RG6 6AW Reading, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Computing Laboratory University of Kent, CT2 7NF, United Kingdom [Field not mapped to EPrints] JA - Eur J Oper Res [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled keywords: Building services products, Failure pattern, Preventive maintenance, Warranty policy, Failure analysis, Mathematical models, Operating costs, Preventive maintenance, Sensitivity analysis, Building services products, Failure patterns, Warranty cost models, Warranty policy, Cost accounting
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HA Statistics > HA33 Management Science
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Management Science
Depositing User: Shaomin Wu
Date Deposited: 01 Oct 2012 15:49
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2014 09:29
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/31019 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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