The Run Length Distribution of the CUSUM Chart with Estimated Parameters
Journal of Quality Technology
The CUSUM control chart is a popular method used to monitor the performance of production processes. The performance of the CUSUM is generally evaluated with the assumption that the process parameters are known. In practice, the parameters are rarely known and are frequently replaced with estimates from an in-control reference sample. We discuss the run length distribution of the CUSUM with estimated parameters and provide a method for approximating this distribution and moments. We evaluate the performance of the CUSUM with estimated parameters in a variety of practical situations.
Jones-Farmer, Allison L., Charles W. Champ, Steven E. Rigdon.
"The Run Length Distribution of the CUSUM Chart with Estimated Parameters."
Journal of Quality Technology, 36: 95-108.