Measurement System Analysis

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Course Overview

A Measurement system analysis(MSA) is aspecially designed experiment that seeks to identify the component of variation in the measurement any time you measure the results of a process you will see some variation. This variation comes from two sources: one, there are always differences between parts made by any process, and two, any method of taking measurements is imperfect—thus, measuring the same part repeatedly does not result in identical measurements.

Measurement system analysis (MSA) is concerned with identifying sources of part-to-part variation, and reducing that variation as much as possible to get a more consistent product. But before you do any MSA analyses, you may want to check that the variation you observe is not overly due to errors in your measurement system.

MSA is an important tool of Six Sigma and other quality management system


How You Will Benefit:

To evaluate if a measurement system is adequate for the purpose of

  • Process control (to decide if process is to be adjusted or not) or
  • Product control (to decide if a lot is to be accepted or rejected at final inspection stage).
  • If Gauge R & R is found to be poor, root cause(s) is (are) to be investigated and consequently corrective actions to be taken.

Course Methodology

  • Presentations
  • Games
  • Case Studies
  • Audio – Video
  • Desk Top Exercise
  • Learning by Doing
  • Role Modeling

Who Should Attend?

Inspection and Testing Personnel, Laboratory Personnel, Maintenance Personnel, Site Personnel who conduct some sort of measurement

Course Content

Day 1

  • Measurement System
  • Source of Variation
  • Bias
  • Linearity
  • Stability
  • Repeatability
  • Reproducibility
  • How to conduct MSA Study

What’s Included?

  • Specialized manual and course materials
  • Instruction by an expert facilitator
  • Small interactive classes