Paper and board makers need to deliver a consistent product quality. Competitiveness also requires maximum machine efficiency with minimum production losses due to unwanted interruptions and grade changes. Tools that allow the entire production to be monitored online will be developed. Combined with advanced analysis methods and complementary studies, these tools will provide a better understanding of the causes for process and product variability, and how they can be reduced and controlled. This increased digitalisation of the production process and the quality control will increase the product uniformity and the efficiency of the production process and raw material usage.