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Must a Process Be in Statistical Control to Perform an Effective Experiment?

Taken from the Fall 2004 Newsletter

by Rand, Daniel R. ;

The paper investigates the potential consequences of implementing an experimental design when the process is not in statistical control...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 2004-09
  • Keywords:Fractional factorial, Mean square error, Special cause, confounding, Aliasing, Cpk, Replication, Half-normal plot of effects
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A Tutorial on Probabilistic Risk Assessment for Net Package Contents

Mini Paper Appearing in Fall 1997 Newsletter

by King, Dennis W.;

This paper demonstrates how to calculate the producer’s risk of being in violation of package fill regulations...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1997-09
  • Keywords:Mean, Standard deviation, Normal distribution, Binomial distribution
Open Access

Normal Probability Plots

Basic Tools Taken from the Fall 1992 Newsletter

by Heyes, Jed;

This article illustrates the construction of normal probability plots and describes the information one can obtain from the plots...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1992-09
  • Keywords:Normal distribution, Standard deviation, Mean, Probability plot
Open Access

Optimal Target Settings

Mini Paper Appearing in Summer 1985 Newsletter

by Fine, Benjamin;

This mini paper gives a formula for the optimal weight or volume target setting for a food product process...

  • Filetype: pdf
  • Publish date: 1985-06
  • Keywords:Mean, Standard deviation, Optimization

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