[Journal:] Journal of Industrial Engineering International [ISSN:] 2251-712X [Volume:] 10 [Year:] 2014 [Pages:] 229-238
Control charts are extensively used in manufacturing contexts to monitor production processes. This article illustrates economical design of a variable sample size and control limit Hotelling's T2 control chart based on a novel cost model when occurrence times of the assignable causes are exponentially distributed. The proposed nonlinear cost model is an extension of Duncan's (J Am Stat Assoc 51: 228-242, 1956) model which was employed for univariate cases. Applying genetic algorithm to find optimum parameter values and using an L33 orthogonal array in sensitivity analysis on the model parameters is investigated through a numerical example to illustrate the effectiveness of the proposed approach.
Economic design Genetic algorithms Multivariate control chart Statistical quality control VSSCT2 control chart