Joint Monitoring of Process Mean and Variance Using Exponentially Weighted Moving Average Control Charts

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Gan, F.F.   (1995, American Statistical Association and ASQC)   National University of Singapore, Republic of Singapore

Technometrics    Vol. 37    No. 4
QICID: 13622    November 1995    pp. 446-453
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Article Abstract

The performances of control-charting schemes for the joint monitoring of a process mean and a variance are evaluated and compared. Certain schemes are shown to be inadequate for this purpose, and the potential risk of using these schemes alone is discussed. A combined scheme consisting of a two-sided exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA) mean chart and a two-sided EWMA variance chart is found to perform well under several types of out-of-control situations. A simple method is provided for approximating the average run length and the percentage points of a run-length distribution of a combined EWMA scheme. A simple procedure is also proposed for the design of a combined EWMA scheme.

Keywords

Average run length (ARL),Statistical methods,Run length,Normal distribution,Statistical quality control (SQC)


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