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β Charts for Short Run Statistical Process Control

Victor E. Sower (Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA.)
Jaideep G. Motwani (Grand Valley State University, Michigan, USA.)
Michael J. Savoie (Integrated Resources Group, Louisiana, USA.)

International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management

ISSN: 0265-671X

Article publication date: 1 August 1994


Proposes the use of a β, or difference‐from‐nominal, control chart for short‐run industrial processes providing certain conditions are met. While some manufacturers have used delta charts in the past, only recently have delta charts been discussed in the literature –and then under a variety of different names. This has led to a situation where β charts have been inappropriately applied because the conditions for their use were not clearly understood. Explains the β control chart and the conditions appropriate for its use. In addition, presents a case study of the use of the β chart in a short‐run manufacturing process.



Sower, V.E., Motwani, J.G. and Savoie, M.J. (1994), "β Charts for Short Run Statistical Process Control", International Journal of Quality & Reliability Management, Vol. 11 No. 6, pp. 50-56.




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