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Sequential Sampling Plans Based on Information Theory

Summary: In this paper on 'evidence equation" based on information theory is derived, discussed and illustrated. This equation is used for making decisions about a product's quality. The results of applying this evidence equation-sequential sampling technique to data from a transmission assembly line of a major car manufacturer are presented and also compared to the results obtained with a commonly used Wald sequential sampling plan. Although this technique is not commonly used, it is shown to be quite simple, practical and relatively effective.

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  • Keywords: Case study,Statistical methods,Information management,Odds Ratio,Event detection,Confidence
  • Author: Baram, Giora
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology