Synthetic control chart with curtailment for monitoring shifts in fraction non-conforming
by Salah Haridy; Nger Ling Chong; Michael B.C. Khoo; Mohammad Shamsuzzaman; Philippe Castagliola
European J. of Industrial Engineering (EJIE), Vol. 16, No. 2, 2022

Abstract: The integration of the curtailment method with control charts considerably improves the detection speed by signalling an out-of-control condition prior to the inspection of the whole sample. To date, few research works have focused on the incorporation of the curtailment method to improve the performance of control charts. Thus, this paper incorporates the curtailment approach with the synthetic chart to propose a synthetic with curtailment (Curt_Syn) control chart for detecting upward shifts in the fraction non-conforming, p. We compare the newly developed Curt_Syn chart with the synthetic, exponentially weighted moving average (EWMA), cumulative sum (CUSUM), EWMA with curtailment (Curt_EWMA), and CUSUM with curtailment (Curt_CUSUM) charts. From an overall perspective, the results reveal that the Curt_Syn chart surpasses the synthetic chart by 38% under various conditions. For all p shifts, the Curt_Syn chart outperforms the CUSUM and EWMA charts. When the p shift is large, the Curt_Syn chart is superior to the Curt_CUSUM and Curt_EWMA charts. To demonstrate the implementation of the Curt_Syn chart, an illustrative example is provided. [Received: 30 April 2019; Accepted: 7 April 2021]

Online publication date: Mon, 28-Feb-2022

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