Over-adjustment to processes may result in shifts in process mean and variance, ultimately affecting the quality of products. An economic adjustment model is developed for the joint design of X̄-S2 control charts and ē-Se 2 cause-selecting control charts to control both means and variances of two dependent process steps using the Markov chain approach. The objective is to determine the optimal control policy of the proposed control charts, which effectively detect and distinguish the shifts of means and variances on the dependent process steps and minimize the total quality control cost. Application of the proposed control charts is illustrated through a numerical example.
The International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 26(1/2), 109-116