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Chapter 10
Quality Control
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Chapter 10: Learning Objectives
You should be able to:
List and briefly explain the elements in the control proces
Explain how control charts are used to monitor a process
Explain the concepts underlying the use of control charts
Use and interpret control charts
Understand the use of run tests
Assess process capability
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Statistical Process Control (SPC)
Quality control seeks
Quality of Conformance
A product or service conforms to specifications
A tool used to help in this process:
SPC
Statistical evaluation of the output of a process
Helps us to decide if a process is in control or if
corrective action is needed
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Process Variability
All processes generate output that exhibits
some degree of variability
The fundamental question:
Is the variation within acceptable boundaries?
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Control Chart
UCL
LCL
Mean
Out of
control
Normal
variation
due to
chance
Abnormal variation
Abnormal variation
due to assignable causes
Each point on the control chart represents a sample of n
observations
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Control Charts for Variables
Variables generate data that are measured
Mean control charts
Used to monitor the central tendency of a process.
X bar charts
Range control charts
Used to monitor the process dispersion
R charts

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Establishing Control Limits
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X-Bar Chart: Control Limits
Used to monitor the central tendency of a
process
n A
R A x LCL
R A x UCL
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where
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Range Chart: Control Limits
Used to monitor process dispersion
n D
n D
R D LCL
R D UCL
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size, sample on based factor chart control a
where
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Control Charts for Attributes
Attributes generate data that are counted.
p-Chart
Control chart used to monitor the proportion of
defectives in a process
c-Chart
Control chart used to monitor the number of defects per
unit

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Process Capability
Once a process has been determined to be stable, it is
necessary to determine if the process is capable of
producing output that is within an acceptable range
Tolerances or specifications
Range of acceptable values established by engineering
design or customer requirements
Process variability
Natural or inherent variability in a process
Process capability
Process variability relative to specification
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: Process Capability Index

Used when a process is not centered at its
target, or nominal, value
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Taguchi Loss Function
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Operations Strategy
Quality is a primary consideration for nearly all
customers
Achieving and maintaining quality standards is of
strategic importance to all business organizations
Product and service design
Increase capability in order to move from extensive use
of control charts and inspection to achieve desired
quality outcomes