Quality and Reliability Engineering International

The Difference Test Statistic for Two Suppliers with Linear Profiles

Journal Article

Comparing two suppliers for linear profiles is a very important task for supplier management. The difference test statistic based on the process‐yield index is proposed to tackle the better process selection for linear profiles. A simple form of the sampling distribution of the process‐yield index is derived by a simulation study. Therefore, the asymptotic normal distribution of the difference test statistic is established. The results provide useful information to practitioners. An example from the leather industry is presented to illustrate the applicability of the proposed method. Copyright © 2014 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.

Related Topics

Related Publications

Related Content

Site Footer


This website is provided by John Wiley & Sons Limited, The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, West Sussex PO19 8SQ (Company No: 00641132, VAT No: 376766987)

Published features on StatisticsViews.com are checked for statistical accuracy by a panel from the European Network for Business and Industrial Statistics (ENBIS)   to whom Wiley and StatisticsViews.com express their gratitude. This panel are: Ron Kenett, David Steinberg, Shirley Coleman, Irena Ograjenšek, Fabrizio Ruggeri, Rainer Göb, Philippe Castagliola, Xavier Tort-Martorell, Bart De Ketelaere, Antonio Pievatolo, Martina Vandebroek, Lance Mitchell, Gilbert Saporta, Helmut Waldl and Stelios Psarakis.