The loss-based process capability index Cpm, sometimes called the Taguchi index, has been proposed to the manufacturing industry to measure process performance. In this paper, we propose a method to assess the performance of a normally distributed process. We implement the theory of testing hypothesis using the natural estimator of Cpm, and provide an efficient program to calculate the p-values. We also provide tables of the critical values for some commonly used capability requirements. Based on the test, we develop a simple step-by-step procedure for in-plant applications.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2005|
- Process capability index
- Taguchi index
- Testing hypothesis