Estimating acceptance-sampling plans for dependent production processes

Barry L. Nelson*

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When acceptance sampling is used to judge the quality of an ongoing production process, the quality of successive items may exhibit statistical dependence that is not accounted for in standard acceptance-sampling plans. Computing the probabilities required to design sampling plans for general dependent processes is often complex, and sometimes intractable. This paper presents an efficient method for estimating single-sampling attribute plans for any production process model that can be simulated. Numerical illustrations are given.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-18
Number of pages8
JournalIIE Transactions (Institute of Industrial Engineers)
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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