Some current directions in the theory and application of statistical process monitoring

William H. Woodall, Douglas Montgomery

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The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview and our perspective of recent research and applications of statistical process monitoring. The focus is on work done over the past decade or so. We review briefly a number of important areas, including health-related monitoring, spatiotemporal surveillance, profile monitoring, use of autocorrelated data, the effect of estimation error, and high-dimensional monitoring, among others. We briefly discuss the choice of performance metrics. We provide references and offer some directions for further research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)78-94
Number of pages17
JournalJournal of Quality Technology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 2014


  • Control chart
  • Healthcare monitoring
  • Image monitoring
  • Profile monitoring
  • Public-health surveillance
  • Risk-adjusted monitoring
  • SPC
  • Spatiotemporal surveillance
  • Statistical process 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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