Unformatted text preview: 2005, Ford and Bridgestone Firestone settled a dispute about whether Ford car accidents were a result of defective Bridgestone Firestone tires, or from vehicle defects. Defects may lead to immediate or delayed consequences, both for the user and for the producer. For users, the consequences can range from a mere nuisance to a serious damage, in the form of injuries, fatalities, and/or economic loss (Murthy et al., 2008). I really enjoyed reading the author’s topic on defects and completely agree the defects “can be a costly interruption to the production process”. Reference Murthy et al., 2008 D.N.P. Murthy, T. Østerås and M. Rausand, Product Reliability: Specification and Performance, Springer, London (2008). Rausand, M., & Utne, I. (2009). Product safety – Principles and practices in a life cycle perspective. Safety Science , 47 (7), 939-947. doi:10.1016/j.ssci.2008.10.004....
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- Spring '08
- Financial Accounting, Firestone Tire and Rubber Company, life cycle perspective, defective Bridgestone Firestone, Murthy et al., Ford car accidents, D.N.P. Murthy