The process capability index has become an efficient tool for measuring a supplier’s process performance. Cpk(WSD) is one popularly used index for assessing non-normal process capability when the process violates the normality assumption. Unfortunately, this index cannot accurately reflect the process yield, so it may produce a serious result if the practitioner compares the calculated Cpk(WSD) value with the capability requirement to determine whether the process meets that requirement. Hence, this study modifies Cpk(WSD) to provide an adequate measure of lognormal process capability. In addition, an estimator of this modified index is also provided. Simulations show that the bias of this estimator is slight, and the coverage probability of capability testing is close to the nominal confidence. This means that our proposed method is adaptable for use.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture|
|State||Published - 1 Feb 2019|
- process capability
- supplier evaluation