Degree Type

Creative Component

Semester of Graduation

Spring 2018


Theses & dissertations (College of Business)

First Major Professor

James Davis


Master of Science (MS)


Information Systems


The main objective of this research is to predict the outbreaks in swine production units and optimize the business process by automating the early prediction of outbreaks for all the production systems in the swine farms. The early detection of outbreaks can be done by using a prospective Statistical process control method which can use any statistical process control charts (SPC) like Shewhart charts (i.e. X-Bar charts and Individual-X charts) and so on. However, the requirement here is to detect small shifts in the process mean over time. So, using Exponential Weighted Moving Averages to produce the SPC chart is considered as a better solution. The optimization of the business process is achieved by automating the prediction process of multiple production units which increases time efficiency, consistency of the output and robustness.

Copyright Owner

Santhi Buddabathini

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