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Setting Appropriate Fill Weight Targets — A Statistical Engineering Case Study

Summary: A high-level business need was addressed via the development of a solution for setting appropriate targets for product filling processes. This required the calculation of the probability of meeting corporate and regulatory requirements under more realistic assumptions. Throughout the process both technical and nontechnical approaches were required. The patented solution is now embedded in the production processes worldwide through a Web-based application that helps the company save time, resources, and money.

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  • Topics: Statistics
  • Keywords: Case study, Compliance, Estimation, Maximum likelihood estimate (MLE), Risk analysis, Simulations, Statistical engineering
  • Author: Brenneman, William A.; Joner Jr., Michael D.
  • Journal: Quality Engineering