Uses and abuses of control charts

Jose G. Ramirez-Galindo, María Del Carmen Temblador-Perez, Mario G. Beruvides

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Abstract

In 1924 Walter A. Shewhart introduced control charts (CC) to monitor and determine the behavior of processes. Afterwards, other statistical methods such as CUSUM, EWMA, and Tukey's CC have been developed to complement Shewhart's CC and analyze more scenarios. Each of the myriad of methods is originally intended for specific applications and are valid if some assumptions are met. However, those methods have been used in scenarios where assumptions might be questioned and, therefore, results might not be reliable. The objective of this paper is to present managers and decision makers with guidelines on how to best take advantage of CC's for continuous variables. A summary of different areas where CC's can be used and their corresponding applicable methods is provided. A discussion regarding suggestions, good/bad uses, and limitations on their applicability is also presented. Copyright, American Society for Engineering Management, 2011.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011
Pages123-131
Number of pages9
StatePublished - 2011
EventAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011 - Lubbock, TX, United States
Duration: Oct 19 2011Oct 22 2011

Publication series

NameAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011

Conference

ConferenceAnnual International Conference of the American Society for Engineering Management 2011, ASEM 2011
CountryUnited States
CityLubbock, TX
Period10/19/1110/22/11

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