Academic Editor: Marcelo A. Savi
Copyright © 2013 Maoyuan Zhou and Wei Geng. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Most robust control charts in the literature are for monitoring process location parameters, such as mean or median, rather than process dispersion parameters. This paper develops a new robust control chart by integrating a two-sample nonparametric test into
the effective change-point model. Our proposed chart is easy in computation, convenient to use, and very powerful in detecting
process dispersion shifts.