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Developing a Trade-off between Upgrade Action Time and Warranty Length for Second-hand Electrical Components

Shafiee, Mahmood, Saidi-Mehrabad, Mohammad, Asgharizadeh, Ezzatollah (2010) Developing a Trade-off between Upgrade Action Time and Warranty Length for Second-hand Electrical Components. International Journal of Product Development, 12 (3/4). pp. 336-351. ISSN 1477-9056. E-ISSN 1741-8178. (doi:10.1504/IJPD.2010.036395) (KAR id:80809)


One way of improving the reliability and reducing the warranty servicing cost for second-hand items is through actions such as overhaul and upgrade which are carried out by the dealer or a third party. For second-hand electrical components, the improvement involves testing of items for a short time, called upgrade action time, before their release to the market. The items that fail during the test are scrapped or repaired; only items that survive the test are considered to be of good quality and released to the market. In this paper, a cost model is developed to achieve a trade-off between reducing the warranty servicing cost and increasing the upgrade action cost for a second-hand electrical component sold under various warranty policies.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1504/IJPD.2010.036395
Uncontrolled keywords: expected warranty cost; second-hand product; total mean cost; trade-off; upgrade action
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA165 Engineering instruments, meters etc. Industrial instrumentation
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics. Nuclear engineering > TK7800 Electronics
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Computing, Engineering and Mathematical Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts
Depositing User: Mahmood Shafiee
Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2020 14:30 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:26 UTC
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