Minimization of inspection cost by determining the optimal number of quality inspectors in the garment industry

Ramzan, Muhammad Babar; Kang, Chang Wook


This study has been aimed at developing a model to reduce inspection cost by determining the optimum number of quality inspectors with respect to their skill levels using goal programming. A mathematical model is proposed to find out the optimal combination of decision variables. It is concluded that inspection cost may be reduced by optimising the skill level of the quality inspectors.


Goal programming; Inspection cost; Inspection error; Offline inspection; Quality control

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