[Journal:] Journal of Industrial Engineering International [ISSN:] 2251-712X [Volume:] 9 [Year:] 2013 [Pages:] 1-11
In this paper, a new control chart to monitor multi-binomial processes is first proposed based on a transformation method. Then, the maximum likelihood estimators of change points designed for both step changes and linear-trend disturbances are derived. At the end, the performances of the proposed change-point estimators are evaluated and are compared using some Monte Carlo simulation experiments, considering that the real change type presented in a process are of either a step change or a linear-trend disturbance. According to the results obtained, the change-point estimator designed for step changes outperforms the change-point estimator designed for linear-trend disturbances, when the real change type is a step change. In contrast, the change-point estimator designed for linear-trend disturbances outperforms the change-point estimator designed for step changes, when the real change type is a linear-trend disturbance.