IEEE Transactions on Electronics Packaging Manufacturing, Vol. 24, No. 4, pp. 339-350, October 2001

Part Assessment Guidelines and Criteria for Parts Selection and Management

Toby Syrus and Michael G. Pecht
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

David Humphrey
Honeywell International Inc.
Tucson, AZ


Parts selection and management is a process designed to evaluate the risks inherent in the use of an electronic part (e.g., a resistor, diode, or integrated circuit), and then facilitate informed decisions regarding its selection and future management activities. One step in the process is part assessment, which evaluates a part's quality and integrity. This involves comparing data acquired for the part with predetermined criteria to determine if the part will function acceptably in an equipment manufacturer's product. This paper presents the part assessment process, along with the criteria developed for assessment. The process and criteria were developed by analyzing industry standards and existing company methods, consulting with industry and academia experts, and conducting a case study of 113 electronic parts. The results of the case study are also provided.

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