QC LAB A Microcomputer Laboratory in Quality Control


  • J. Ronald Frazer


A laboratory exercise is described that provides a student with an opportunity to apply the concepts of mean and sigma or range charts to a simulated production process. The student is asked to develop a decision strategy, select a sample size and make a series of decisions for the production process which is simulated on a microcomputer. At the end of the exercise the results secured are compared with those of a strategy programmed into the computer which uses the same information available to the student. Results secured using this program in a quality control class are discussed.