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Mohammad Saber Fallah Nezhad, Samrad Jafarian-Namin, Alireza Faraz,
Volume 30, Issue 4 (IJIEPR 2019)

The number of nonconforming items in a sample is monitored using the fraction defective known as the np-chart. The performance of the np-chart in Phase II depends on the accuracy of the estimated parameter in Phase I. Although taking large sample sizes ensures the accuracy of the estimated parameter, it can be impractical for attributes in some cases. Recently, the traditional c-chart and the np-chart with some adjustments have been studied to guarantee the in-control performance. Due to technology progresses, researchers have faced high-quality processes with a very low rate of nonconformity, for which traditional control charts are inadequate. To ameliorate such inaccuracy, this study develops a new method for designing the np-chart, such that the in-control performance is guaranteed with a pre-defined probability. The proposed method uses Cornish-Fisher expansions and the bootstrap method to guarantee the desired conditional in-control average run length. Through a simulation study, this study shows that the proposed adjustments improve the np-charts’ in-control performance.

Samrad Jafarian-Namin, Mohammad Saber Fallahnezhad, Reza Tavakkoli-Moghaddam, Ali Salmasnia, Mohammad Hossein Abooei,
Volume 32, Issue 4 (IJIEPR 2021)

In recent years, it has been proven that integrating statistical process control, maintenance policy, and production can bring more benefits for the entire production systems. In the literature of triple-concept integrated models, it has generally been assumed that the observations are independent. However, the existence of correlated structures in some practical applications put the traditional control charts in trouble. The mixed EWMA-CUSUM (MEC) control chart and the ARMA control chart are effective tools to monitor the mean of autocorrelated processes. This paper proposes an integrated model subject to some constraints for determining the decision variables of triple concepts in the presence of autocorrelated data. Three types of autocorrelated processes are investigated to study their effects on the results. Moreover, the results of the MEC and ARMA charts are compared. Due to the complexity of the model, a particle swarm optimization (PSO) algorithm is applied to select optimal decision variables. An industrial example and extensive comparisons are provided

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