Statistical Process Control Procedures in Relation with Reliability Engineering

  • Maria Fernanda Ramalhoto
  • Rainer Göb
  • Antonio Pievatolo
  • Oystein Evandt


Process maintenance is a topic of SPC (statistical process control) and of reliability engineering. In industrial practice and in academic literature these two approaches used to be considered separately. The present paper establishes a unifying framework for process maintenance and outlines perspectives for research.


Statistical Process Control Process Maintenance Reliability Engineering Statistical Quality Control Variable Sampling Interval 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Fernanda Ramalhoto
    • 1
  • Rainer Göb
    • 2
  • Antonio Pievatolo
    • 3
  • Oystein Evandt
    • 4
  1. 1.Instituto Superior TécnicoLisboaPortugal
  2. 2.University of WürzburgGermany
  3. 3.CNR-IMATIMilanoItaly
  4. 4.ImPROOsloNorway

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