Moving Average Control Chart in Excel

Use Moving Average Charts to evaluate process shifts using a simple Moving Average (i.e., not the EWMA).

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.
If you would like to manually change the length of the moving average period (how many points are used when calculating your moving average), you can do so by changing the value in cell L1.


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