Determination of the Best Mean Contents for A "Canning Problem"

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Golhar, Damodar Y.   (1987, ASQC)   Western Michigan University

Journal of Quality Technology    Vol. 19    No. 2
QICID: 5576    April 1987    pp. 82-84
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Article Abstract

This paper deals with a canning problem. Consider the contents of a can to be a normally distributed random variable with a known variance and a mean that is set by the canner. An overfilled can is sold in the regular market for a fixed price; an underweight can is emptied and refilled at the expense of a reprocessing cost. A simple linear expression is presented that gives the economically optimum setting for the process mean.

Keywords

Process control,Normal distribution


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