Throw-away maintenance policies.

by Colin Frank Bell

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An examination of those areas in which a choice exists between the policies of throw-away and of repair or renewal. The advantages and disadvantages advanced in support of each policy are listed, as well as the important parameters to be considered in arriving at policy decisions. These listed items are then ranked according to their apparent significance. Finally, the author discusses the establishment of desirable policies or specifications, or at least the necessary considerations prior to such establishment.

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