Title: Evaluating statistically constrained economic design for monitoring the average number of non-conformities with adaptive sampling schemes

Authors: Mohsen Shojaie-Navokh; Mohammadsaber Fallahnezhad; Yahia Zare-Mehrjerdi

Addresses: Industrial Engineering Department, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran ' Industrial Engineering Department, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran ' Industrial Engineering Department, Yazd University, Yazd, Iran

Abstract: Recent researches have shown that control charts with adaptive sampling schemes are faster than the static control charts in detecting process shifts. In this article, based on the Markov chain concepts, adaptive sampling schemes of U control chart are designed for monitoring the average number of non-conformities per unit in the process. Also, the economic statistical design of U control chart with two cost functions has been developed. These economic models considered features such as the cost of false alarms, the cost of detecting assignable causes and repairing, the cost of producing defective items when the process is in-control and out-of-control states and the cost of sampling and inspection. At the end, numerical examples for comparison and demonstrating the applicability of purposed schemes are solved. The results show the significant improvement of the adaptive sampling schemes as compared to the classic scheme based upon the statistical and cost criteria.

Keywords: U control chart; adaptive sampling schemes; economic statistical design; cost function; Markov chain.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQET.2018.097351

International Journal of Quality Engineering and Technology, 2018 Vol.7 No.2, pp.164 - 177

Available online: 10 Jan 2019 *

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