Int. J. Metrol. Qual. Eng.
Volume 7, Number 4, 2016
|Number of page(s)||8|
|Published online||24 November 2016|
Clustering of similar processes for the application of statistical process control in small batch and job production
1 Chair of Metrology and Quality Management, WZL RWTH Aachen University, Germany
2 ISONORM di Renato Ottone, Grana, Italy
⁎ Corresponding author: firstname.lastname@example.org
Accepted: 13 September 2016
A structured procedure is presented to identify similar processes producing similar features on different products in small batch and job production processes. Similar processes are clustered together to achieve the minimum necessary amount of samples to monitor and control the respective production process using statistical process control (SPC). It is described how the procedure was successfully applied to a process in the manufacturing of boring/milling machines.
Key words: SPC / process control / small batches / reward / quality management
© EDP Sciences, 2016
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