Adaptive sampling enhancements for shewhart control charts

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Adaptive sampling is an enhancement to a classical statistical process control scheme in which the time between samples from the process is varied based on the available information. Unlike the classical Shewhart control schemes, the performance of an adaptive sampling scheme for detecting a process which is off-target before the First observation is selected can differ from the steady-state performance, which is the performance of the scheme for detecting a process shift after the control scheme has been operating for some time. Often steady-state performance is the more important criterion for evaluating statistical process control schemes. Previous work has considered initial performance and steady-state performance, but the charts examined were optimized for initial performance. The development of charts optimized for steady-state performance and a comparison to previously developed schemes are the topics of this paper. Tables providing performance information on adaptive schemes are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-51
Number of pages11
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Issue number3
StatePublished - May 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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