The objective of this paper is to discuss and clarify the meaning and use the different statistical limits used in managing processes so the mistakes that are commonly seen in industrial practice can be avoided. The difference between "control" and "acceptance" will also be discuss. The idea of this paper was triggered by a recent paper written by Henderson  in Quality Progress journal.
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Holmes, Donald, and A. Erhan Mergen. "Control limits versus acceptance limits - Which limits are appropriate for your task." Northeast Decision Sciences Institute 41st Annual Meeting March 21 - 23, 2012, Hyatt Regency Newport. Newport, Rhode Island
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