Control chart and capability indices: Systematic literature review
Control Chart and Capability Indices: Systematic Literature Review
Purpose – The objective is to identify how the literature is evolving on acceptance control charts and on control charts that combine process capability indices for decision making.
Design/methodology/approach – The paper proposes the accomplishment of a systematic literature review (SLR) for the identification of the main papers in the subject.
Findings – The SLR identified the period with publications on the subject, which allowed to affirm that the subject is currently relevant and there is a concentration of publication in the last years. It was also possible to identify the main authors and journals that can be references in the treated subject.
Research limitations/implications – A limitation was the use of only one database for the search, despite being an internationally recognized base, may not include important papers for the subject. Future studies can expand the search and deal more in depth with the papers found.
Practical implications – The main contribution was the identification of the main themes in which it is possible to put together the papers found. These themes are the use of acceptance control chart, control charts for capability indices, control charts with capability indices (jointly treat control charts and capability indices for greater process control efficiency) and other related issues.
Originality/value – The paper contributes with the identification of studies that correlate control charts and capability, allowing a general idea of the literature in the subject. It was possible to identify the trend of study within each of these themes and to perceive variations of the application of the different charts of control.