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TSY In House Training #598: Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

TSY In House Training #598: Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
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To improve a business process, the process must be measurable, and the key to that measurement is a reliable and accurate measurement system. Measurement System Analysis (or MSA) is a study that evaluates a measurement system for an improvement project’s critical-to-quality characteristic, and Gauge Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) studies is used to quantify the precision of a measurement system.

Quality professionals know that measuring manufactured products is critical to maintaining the customer specification. They also know that measuring products is necessary for statistical process control systems designed to improve the manufacturing process itself. It should not be forgotten that the data is only worthwhile if the measurement system itself is adequate. A proper GR&R study will tell engineers if the measurement system is acceptable for its intended use. The GR&R study also shows which part of the measurement system (e.g. the products itself, the appraiser taking the measurements, and equipment used to perform the measurement) is contributing the most to the variation of the measurements and helps engineers plan improvements to the system.

This course helps engineers to gain an understanding of common MSA terms like precision, accuracy, bias, linearity and stability, and the specific steps to take to complete a GR&R study. This training program is a must for those embarking on LEAN Six Sigma initiatives and for all those who are serious about acquiring Quality Control techniques and skills.

Date: 5th & 19th June 2024

Venue: Manuli Ryco Hydraulics Sdn. Bhd., Kuala Ketil, Kedah

Course Objectives:

At the end of the course, the participant should be able to:

  • Describe the overall concepts, principles and methods of “Measurement System Analysis”

  • Define the different sources of variation present in a measurement system.

  • Define precision, accuracy, bias, linearity, and stability and describe how the terms are applied.

  • Describe how and why GR&R studies are used.

  • Set up data collection plan and perform GR&R studies for : - Variable gauge using Average & Range Control Charts and Tabular Methods - Attribute gauge using Tabular Method

  • Recognize whether a measurement system is acceptable for it intended use.

  • Use MS Excel template to conduct GR&R studies using own data from their workplace.

  • Take positive actions to improve the measurement process at the workplace.

Training Methodology:

To maximize the learning impact, this course uses the following methods:

  • Real work case studies & small group discussions

  • GR&R data tabulation and charting simulations

  • Hands-on Data Analysis using MS Excel

Who Should Attend:

Operation Managers, QA & Process Engineers, Six Sigma & LEAN Project Team Leaders, Quality Control personnel

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