Document Type : Original Article
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Torbat Heydarieh, Razavi Khorasan Province, Iran
Department of Industrial Engineering, Shahed University, Tehran, Iran
Many problems do not have one or more variables that determine quality characteristics. In these situations, as a solution method, a profile is descibed by linking independent variables to the response variable. One of the common assumptions in most monitoring schemes is the assumption of independent residuals. Contravention of this assumption can lead to misleading results of the control chart. On the other hand, when the data are contaminated, the classical methods of estimating the parameters do not perform well. Such situations require robust estimation methods. Hence, this paper proposes a robust method to estimate the process parameters for Phase I monitoring autocorrelated multiple linear profiles. The developed control chart is appraised in the absence and presence of contaminated data through comprehensive simulation studies. The results showed that the robust estimator decreases the impact of contaminated data on the performance of the proposed control chart for all outlier percentages and shift magnitudes. Generally, in all three scenarios, including outliers in the model parameters and error variance, the robust approach performs better than the comparative method.