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The Scientific World Journal
Volume 2014 (2014), Article ID 192412, 6 pages
Research Article

A New System of Skip-Lot Sampling Plans including Resampling

1Departments of Mathematics, Kalasalingam University, Krishnankoil 626190, India
2Department of Statistics, Forman Christian College University, Lahore 54000, Pakistan
3Department of Industrial and Management Engineering, POSTECH, Pohang 790-784, Republic of Korea

Received 5 August 2013; Accepted 12 November 2013; Published 21 January 2014

Academic Editors: N. Ganikhodjaev, M. Guillén, and M. A. Mahmoud

Copyright © 2014 Saminathan Balamurali et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Skip-lot sampling plans have been widely used in industries to reduce the inspection efforts when products have good quality records. These schemes are known as economically advantageous and useful to minimize the cost of the inspection of the final lots. A new system of skip-lot sampling plan called SkSP-R is proposed in this paper. The performance measures for the proposed SkSP-R plan are derived using the Markov chain formulation. The proposed plan is found to be more efficient than the single sampling plan and the SkSP-2 plan.