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Optimal Burn-in and Warranty for a Product with Post-warranty Failure Penalty

Shafiee, Mahmood, Chukova, Stefanka, Yun, Won Young (2013) Optimal Burn-in and Warranty for a Product with Post-warranty Failure Penalty. International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 70 . pp. 297-307. ISSN 0268-3768. E-ISSN 1433-3015. (doi:10.1007/s00170-013-5055-1) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:79994)

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Abstract

This paper develops an optimization model to investigate the lengths of the optimal burn-in and warranty period, so that the mean of total product servicing cost is minimised. It is assumed that the cost of a minimal repair to a component at age t is a continuous non-decreasing function of t. Moreover, we model the customer dissatisfaction with product failures after the warranty within the product useful lifetime by introducing a post-warranty failure penalty cost to the manufacturer. The properties of the optimal burn-in time and optimal warranty policy are also analysed. Finally, under different product lifetime distributions, numerical examples and sensitivity analysis with respects to the values of the model parameters are provided.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s00170-013-5055-1
Uncontrolled keywords: burn in, warranty period, product servicing costs
Subjects: T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Mahmood Shafiee
Date Deposited: 08 Feb 2020 16:53 UTC
Last Modified: 10 Feb 2020 10:26 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/79994 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Shafiee, Mahmood: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6122-5719
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