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Computer Programs: A Time-Sharing Computer Laboratory in Quality Control

Summary: A laboratory exercise which provides a student with an opportunity to apply the concepts of X-bar and R chart methodology to a simulated production process is described. The learner is asked to develop a decision strategy, select a sample size and make a series of decisions for the production process which is simulated on a time-sharing computer. The exercise is described and an illustration is presented. The benefits yielded by this experience and potential extensions in this area are discussed. Finally, the computer program is described, accompanied by appropriate flow diagrams.

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  • Topics: Quality Control
  • Keywords: Simulations,Control limits,Quality control (QC)
  • Author: Bommer, Michael; Frazer, J. Ronald
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology