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Quantitative Methods Experiential Learning

Venkatesh Babu CV (2016HB59019)

MPC Manufacturing Process and


Control

MPC Manufacturing Process and Control

Quantitative Methods Experiential Learning


Venkatesh Babu CV (2016HB59019)

Contents
Introduction:.................................................................................. 2
Data:............................................................................................. 2
Collection Process.......................................................................2
Descriptive Statistics..................................................................2

Introduction:
One of the renown manufacturing company in the world, with the help of
Statistical process control methods trying to gauge the implementation of sampling
and statistical procedures to control their manufacturing process. While the
company has several products and applications, one of the application is chosen
and observed over certain period, with the objective of understanding and
correcting whether the process is under control or requires immediate corrective
action. Any deviation in the specification of the manufacturing process is a pure
reject and the company has to pay heavy penalties to its customers both in terms of
quality and delay.
Steps were taken to monitor the manufacturing process and the observations
were noted down. During the initial few runs, the statistics taken approximately over
a months duration turned positive despite the fact that there were several rejects
and penalties from customers and was unexpected. In order to understand the core
issue and devise a best-in-class statistical approach of identifying and taking
corrective action on any sort of deviation, the same manufacturing company
brought in third party consultants form Quality Associates Inc. The expectation from
Quality Associates Inc. is to set the stage working without any defects and hence
customer rejects and penalties.

MPC Manufacturing Process and Control

Quantitative Methods Experiential Learning


Venkatesh Babu CV (2016HB59019)

Data:
Collection Process
Consultants reviewed the sampling process at the manufacturing
company. In one application, a client gave them a sample of 800 observations taken
during a time in which the clients process was operating satisfactorily. The sample
standard deviation for these data was 2.1; hence, with so much data, the population
standard deviation was assumed to be 2.1.
Consultants then suggested that random samples of size 30 be taken
periodically to monitor the process on an ongoing basis. By analyzing the new
samples, the client could quickly learn whether the process was operating
satisfactorily. When the process was not operating satisfactorily, corrective actions
could be taken to eliminate the problem.
The following samples were taken at hourly intervals during the first
day of the new statistical process control procedure. These data are available in the
data set quality.

MPC Manufacturing Process and Control

Quantitative Methods Experiential Learning


Venkatesh Babu CV (2016HB59019)

Sample 1
11.55
11.62
11.52
11.75
11.9
11.64
11.8
12.03
11.94
11.92
12.13
12.09
11.93
12.21
12.32
11.93
11.85
11.76
12.16
11.77
12
12.04
11.98
12.3
12.18
11.97
12.17
11.85
12.3
12.15

Sample 2
11.62
11.69
11.59
11.82
11.97
11.71
11.87
12.1
12.01
11.99
12.2
12.16
12
12.28
12.39
12
11.92
11.83
12.23
11.84
12.07
12.11
12.05
12.37
12.25
12.04
12.24
11.92
12.37
12.22

Sample 3
11.91
11.36
11.75
11.95
12.14
11.72
11.61
11.85
12.16
11.91
12.12
11.61
12.21
11.56
11.95
12.01
12.06
11.76
11.82
12.12
11.6
11.95
11.96
12.22
11.75
11.96
11.95
11.89
11.88
11.93

Descriptive Statistics

Analysis:

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Sample 4
12.02
12.02
12.05
12.18
12.11
12.07
12.05
11.64
12.39
11.65
12.11
11.9
12.22
11.88
12.03
12.35
12.09
11.77
12.2
11.79
12.3
12.27
12.29
12.47
12.03
12.17
11.94
11.97
12.23
12.25

Quantitative Methods Experiential Learning


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Interpretation:
Conclusion:

MPC Manufacturing Process and Control