The International Journal of Reliabilty Quality and Operations Management is a peer-reviewed journal. International Journal of Reliability, Quality, and Operations Management (IJRQOM) is a refereed journal focusing on both the theoretical and practical aspects of reliability, quality, and operations management. The journal is intended to cover a broad spectrum of issues in manufacturing, computing, aerospace, control, nuclear systems, power systems, communication systems, and electronics. Papers are sought in the theoretical domain as well as in such practical fields as industry and laboratory research. It is intended to bridge the gap between the theoretical experts and practitioners in the academic, scientific, government, and business communities. Review articles and case studies are also welcome in addition to innovative works in all key areas of the journal.