Journal article

Robust economic-statistical design of X-bar control chart

Abdul Sattar Safaei, Reza Baradaran Kazemzadeh, Heng-Soon Gan

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PRODUCTION RESEARCH | TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2015

Abstract

Control charts are developed to monitor the service and production processes. The fact that many processes have uncertain parameters is a barrier to obtain the best design of the control charts. In this paper, economic statistical design (ESD) of the X-bar control chart utilising robust optimisation approach that considers interval estimates of uncertain parameters is investigated. A heuristic algorithm is developed to obtain the robust scheme of the control chart. Robust design for an industrial problem is compared with traditional ESD, and heuristic design. Numerical analyses and simulation study show that the proposed X-bar control chart offers a better approach and more reliable solution..

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