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Identifying Patterns on Control Charts

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Clarence is looking at a control chart for his company. It shows that they are very productive for three weeks, and then they have a week where they are not productive, followed by three more weeks of high production. Which type of pattern is Clarence noticing?

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1. Clarence is looking at a control chart for his company. It shows that they are very productive for three weeks, and then they have a week where they are not productive, followed by three more weeks of high production. Clarence's company's changes are likely due to:

2. Juliana examines a control chart that shows that her company's manufacturing plant suddenly began making more faulty items after they installed a new machine. Which type of pattern is Juliana observing?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet provide the opportunity to assess and review what you know about control charts and identifying patterns within them. You'll also revisit your understanding of the different types of patterns.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet focus on reviewing your knowledge of:

  • Different patterns in control charts
  • Relating common causes for the different types of patterns
  • What patterns maintenance and training are part of
  • Reading control charts and interpreting information

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - see if you can remember what influences the different types of patterns in control charts
  • Knowledge application - revisit what you know about patterns on control charts to answer questions about the different types
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about trends in control chart patterns and interpret them correctly

Additional Learning

You can find more information in the provided video lesson, Identifying Patterns on Control Charts. This lesson covers:

  • Defining control chart and what it does
  • Finding the problems in production
  • What a systemic cycle looks like on a control chart
  • What trends indicate
  • The two types of trends
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