What Has Data Mining Got to Do with Statistical Process Monitoring? A Case Study

  • Ross Sparks
Conference paper
Part of the Frontiers in Statistical Quality Control book series (FSQC, volume 7)


A simple usable approach to monitoring complex multivariate systems is proposed. Simple charting and data mining principles are used to easily discover the necessary information for targeted decisions. It also limits the number of charts that deserve attention for efficient process management.


Control Chart Control Limit Pareto Chart Monthly Frequency CUSUM Chart 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ross Sparks
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  1. 1.Mathematical and Information SciencesCSIRONSWAustralia

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