Cost of quality analysis of cotton fiber to fabric systems

Pelin Z. Altintas, Mario G. Beruvides, James L. Simonton

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Abstract

Cotton variability in mills forms a complex interaction among fiber properties, product characteristics, and process parameters. Highly irregular cotton mix can be overcome by costly processing efforts not to produce high irregularity in the end product. Proper fiber selection and blending is the key to substantial reduction of costs in cotton mills. The cost of quality concept can help the textile industry to understand how process parameters affect product characteristics for each cotton mix profile and if cost of quality is a strategic endeavor for different variability levels of cotton population for the fiber to fabric system. The information and an initial empirical quality cost model gained from this research can be used by the textile industry to setup a quality cost program for better understanding the importance of quality cost analysis on the overall fiber to fabric system and improving managerial decision making.

Original languageEnglish
Pages342-346
Number of pages5
StatePublished - 2007
Event28th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2007 - Innovation Management: Innovation in a Flattened World, ASEM 2007 - Chattanooga, TN, United States
Duration: Nov 7 2007Nov 10 2007

Conference

Conference28th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2007 - Innovation Management: Innovation in a Flattened World, ASEM 2007
CountryUnited States
CityChattanooga, TN
Period11/7/0711/10/07

Keywords

  • Cost of quality
  • Opportunity cost
  • Textile

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    Altintas, P. Z., Beruvides, M. G., & Simonton, J. L. (2007). Cost of quality analysis of cotton fiber to fabric systems. 342-346. Paper presented at 28th Annual National Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2007 - Innovation Management: Innovation in a Flattened World, ASEM 2007, Chattanooga, TN, United States.