Title: Supplier Selection for Processes with Multiple Characteristics Based on Testing Capability Index C-pk
Authors: Pearn, W. L.
Wu, C. H.
Department of Industrial Engineering and Management
Keywords: critical value;generalization C-pk(T) index;multiple characteristics
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2013
Abstract: Supplier selection is the problem which deals with comparing two processes and selecting a better one that has a higher process capability. In this article, the generalization C-pk(T) index is employed to deal with this problem. The generalization C-pk(T) index measures the overall yield for the processes with multiple independent quality characteristics. Based on the generalization C-pk(T) index, a hypothesis testing with two phases is developed to determine whether or not new supplier is better. It allows one to select the supplier with better quality. A test statistic by division method and its corresponding sampling distribution are derived. For various process minimum requirements, magnitudes of the difference between the two processes, unequal sample sizes of two processes, and alpha-risk, the critical values of the tests are tabulated. An application example is presented to illustrate the practicality of the proposed approach. Practitioners can use the proposed method to make reliable decisions in supplier selection problem.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1520/JTE20120112
ISSN: 0090-3973
DOI: 10.1520/JTE20120112
Volume: 41
Issue: 4
Begin Page: 534
End Page: 540
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