SPC scheme to monitor linear predictors embedded in nonlinear profiles

Revital Danoch, Haim Shore

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Response Modeling Methodology (RMM) is a general platform to model monotone convex relationships. In this article, RMM is combined with linear regression analysis to model and estimate linear predictors (LPs) embedded in a nonlinear profile. A regression-adjusted statistical process control scheme is then implemented to monitor the LP's residuals. To model and estimate the LP, RMM defines a Taylor series expansion of an unknown response transformation and then use canonical correlation analysis to estimate the LP. A possible hindrance to the implementation of the new scheme is possible occurrence of nonnormal errors (in violation of the linear regression model). Reasons for the occurrence of this phenomenon are explored and remedies offered. The effectiveness of the new scheme is demonstrated for data generated via Monte Carlo simulation. Results from hypothesis testing clearly indicate that the type of the response distribution, its skewness and the sample size, do not affect the effectiveness of the new approach. A detailed implementation routine is expounded, accompanied by a numerical example. When interest is solely focused on the stability of the LP, and the nonlinear profile per se is of little interest, the new general RMM-based statistical process control scheme delivers an effective platform for process monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1453-1466
Number of pages14
JournalQuality and Reliability Engineering International
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2016


  • Response Modeling Methodology (RMM)
  • canonical correlation analysis
  • modeling and monitoring linear predictors
  • nonlinear profiles
  • statistical process control (SPC)

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Management Science and Operations Research


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