Some additional 'thought food':
>Luiz Alberto Rodrigues wrote in message
>Who know ?
>
>Why the minimum requirement for potential capability (unilateral
>specifications) is the ability to produce 99.865, not 99.73, percent
>conforming product ?
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From: Kevin
Newsgroups: misc.industry.quality
Subject: Re: Capability
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 06:41:06 GMT
Organization: AT&T Worldnet
Luiz,
I'm sorry Luiz, but I am as dumb founded as you are at this. Can any Statismajicians please explain? 99.73% is arrived through a normal bilateral distribution, given a +/- 3 sigma dist.. The part that is not inside the +/- 3 sigma is 0.27%. I can see were the 0.135% came from, its just that I cannot justify it. If I put the outside of the normal curve on zero, the smallest sigma value would still be 0.135% of the total range away, and the max sigame value would be at 99.865% away, but this would still leave 0.27% of the curve outside of the +/- 3 sigma range. Luiz, could you explain who told you this?
Thank you,
Kevin Terrill
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From: BML
Newsgroups: misc.industry.quality
Subject: Re: Capability
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 16:54:47 GMT
Organization: Deja.com - Before you buy.
The problem with the one-sided Cp/Cpk etc. is the fact that it does not take into account the other side. For example, you state that even for a unilateral measurment, 0.27% is still outside the +/- 3S limits.
That is true. However, since the measurement is unilateral, we're not concerned with one of the tails, so it doesn't count. (Remember hypothesis testing?) The tolerance is unilateral exactly because that other tail doesn't count, i.e. the part is good even if it is in that one tail. Therefore the only way you can have a bad part is if you are in the *other* tail, which has an area of 0.27/2 = 0.135. Kinda confusing, but that's the way it works.
Ben
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From: "John Duffus"
Newsgroups: misc.industry.quality
Subject: Re: Capability
Date: Wed, 22 Mar 2000 19:29:29 GMT
Organization: MetroNet Communications Group Inc.
Here's another way of looking at it. You are running a marginal process with a Cpk of one, i.e with .00135 fraction defective in each tail for a total of .0027.
The specification is then changed so that one tolerance limit is disregarded, So you can now say, good, now I only have .00135 fraction defective. You improved the fraction defective, not by having a better process but by relaxing the tolerance.
If you start from an objective of a certain fraction defective, you could argue that you should have a lower Cpk for a one-sided tolerance, but if you put all your fraction defective in one tail you have an increased sensitivity of the fraction defective to shifts in the process average. In any event fraction defective depends on an assumption of a normally distributed population making the calculations only very approximate in most cases.
John Duffus