Trying to Create Moving Average Control Charts in Excel?

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Draw a Moving Average Chart using QI Macros

  1. Select your data.
  2. Click on QI Macros menu > Control Charts (SPC) > Special > Moving Average.
  3. QI Macros will do the math and draw the chart for you.

Use Moving Average Charts to evaluate process shifts using a simple Moving Average.
Use an EWMA chart for Exponentially Moving Averages.

Example of a Moving Average Chart created using QI Macros for Excel.

example of a moving average chart

To create a Moving Average Chart using QI Macros

  1. Select your data and run the Moving Average Chart macro found in Control Charts (SPC) > Special (CUSUM, EWMA):
  2. control chart menu in excel

  3. QI Macros will perform all of the calculations and will create a Moving Average Control Chart for you.

Note: The Moving Average Period default in QI Macros is set at 3.
You can change the length of the moving average period (how many points are used when calculating your moving average), by changing the value in cell L1. If L1 is covered by the chart, just click on the chart and move it out of the way.

change period used in moving average chart

QI Macros also has a Moving Average Chart Template. It is helpful if you are still gathering your data.

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