Process Capability Analysis in a Polypropylene Bag Manufacturing Company
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Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management
Process capability analysis combines statistical tools and control charts with good engineering judgment to interpret and analyze the data representing a process. This work analyzes the process capability of a polypropylene bag producing company. The case study organization uses two plants for production and data was collected over a period of nine months for this study. Analysis showed that the output spread of plant 1 was greater than the specification interval spread which implies poor capability. There are non-conforming parts below the Lower Specification Limit (LSL: 500,000 metres) and above the Upper Specification Limit (USL: 600,000 metres) and that the output requires improvement. Similarly, the capability analysis of plant 2 shows that the overall output spread is greater than the specification interval spread (poor capability). The output centre in the specification and overall interval are vertically aligned, thus specifying that the output from plant 2 is also process centered and requires improvement. Recommendations were made to improve the outputs from each production plant.
Capability index , Quality control , Process capability , Speciication limits , Research Subject Categories::SOCIAL SCIENCES
Odeyinka, O. F., Ogunwolu, F. O., Popoola, O. P., & Oyedokun, T. O. (2021). Process Capability Analysis in a Polypropylene Bag Manufacturing Company. Journal of Applied Sciences and Environmental Management, 25(8), 1477-1482.