With Indian textile manufacturers taking centre stage in the global textile industry, it has become essential for them to ensure top-notch end product quality over large volume production. Rising raw material costs make it even more necessary to ensure consistent quality of the end product, as rejections affect the economy of manufacturing and can quickly turn a textile processor’s operations unremunerative. Therefore, rather than the sample-based statistical quality control processes followed in the past, continuous monitoring for quality and other control functions has now become the norm in the industry.