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Research Issues and Ideas in Statistical Process Control

Summary: [This abstract is based on the authors' abstract.] An overview is given of current research on control charting methods for process monitoring and improvement. A historical perspective and ideas for future research also are given. Research topics include: variable sample size and sampling interval methods; economic designs; attribute data methods; charts based on autocorrelated observations; multivariate methods; and nonparametric methods. Relevance of statistical process control research is discussed. Recommendations and references are provided.

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  • Topics: Statistical Process Control (SPC), Process Management
  • Keywords: Statistical process control (SPC),Monitoring,Process improvement,Control charts
  • Author: Woodall, William H.; Montgomery, Douglas C.
  • Journal: Journal of Quality Technology