Research Issues and Ideas in Statistical Process Control

William H. Woodall, Douglas Montgomery

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An overview is given of current research on control charting methods for process monitoring and improvement. The discussion includes a historical perspective along with ideas for future research. Research topics include, for example, variable sample size and sampling interval methods, economic designs, attribute data methods, charts based on autocorrelated observations, multivariate methods, and nonparametric methods. Recommendations and references are provided to those interested in pursuing research ideas in statistical process control (SPC). Some issues regarding the relevance of SPC research are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)376-386
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Quality Technology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1999


  • Control Charting
  • Statistical Process Control
  • Statistical Quality Control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Strategy and Management
  • Management Science and Operations Research
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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