Warranty Management and Product Manufacture (Hardcover)

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Warranty Management and Product Manufacture (Hardcover)


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Purchasers of manufactured goods need assurance that they will perform well over their expected life. Warranties play a vital role in this. With proper management, warranty terms provide a promise of protection in case of product failure, while warranty service can assure customer satisfaction in the event of a claim. The authors have developed "Stage-3" warranty management, viewing warranties from a strategic perspective, starting with a strategy linked to technical and commercial planning from the start of product development. Written by leading experts, this book details current thinking in product manufacture.

D. N. P. Murthy is the Professor of Engineering and Operations Management in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Queensland and a Senior Scientific Advisor to the Norwegian University of Science and Technology. He has held visiting appointments at several universities in the USA, Europe and Asia. His current research interests include various aspects of technology management (new product development, strategic management of technology), operations management (lot sizing, quality, reliability, maintenance), and post-sale support (warranties, service contracts). He has authored or co-authored 15 book chapters, 140 journal papers and 130 conference papers. Wallace R. Blischke was a member of the faculty of The Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, for 27 years. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the Marshall School and Consultant in Statistical Analysis. His specialities include design of experiments, data analysis, reliability, quality assurance, design of sample surveys, estimation theory, and management science. He is co-author of two books.
Product Details ISBN: 9781852339333
ISBN-10: 1852339330
Publisher: Springer
Publication Date: September 8th, 2005
Pages: 302
Language: English
Series: Springer Series in Reliability Engineering