Accurate test limits using the bootstrap
by W. Albers, W.C.M. Kallenberg and R. Schmolzer.
During inspection, mass-produced items are
compared to given specification limits. The presence of measurement
errors forces to set test limits which are slightly more strict. It is
important to make this choice accurately: test limits which are too
strict cause unnecessary loss of yield, whereas choices which are too
liberal lead to consumer losses exceeding prescribed bounds. From
earlier work, such accurate test limits are available. Using rather
elaborate corrections, these limits have also been adapted to the
often more realistic case where (some of) the underlying parameters
need to be estimated. In this paper it is investigated how well such
corrections can be achieved using the bootstrap method instead.
specification limits, consumer loss, inspection
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