This one-day overview is designed to provide participants with
an understanding of the importance of MSA in controlling and
improving the production process and to give students a
practical knowledge of using statistical methods in analyzing the
The approaches discussed and employed in this course are
consistent with the intent and guidelines in the MSA 4th Edition
manual issued by GM, Ford and Chrysler through the AIAG.
Who Should Attend
- Quality Managers
- Quality System and Lab Technicians
- Management Representatives
- Internal Auditors who audit MSA
- Persons responsible for planning, using and maintaining measurement systems.
- Engineers and individuals responsible for process improvement.
Recommended Training and/or Experience
Participants should possess basic math skills
Each participant will receive a seminar manual and a workbook including all team breakout exercises.
- Be able to define and understand a measurement system
and the causes of variation, as well as qualify the sources of
- Be able to analyze this data to improve the measurement
system, design or choose appropriate systems for
measurement, data collection and use, and to maintain these
measurement systems over the life of the manufacturing
process with which they are used.
- Introduction to MSA
- Objective of MSA
- Measurement Systems Variation
- Measurement Error
- Accuracy & Precision
- Gage Repeatability and Reproducibility (GR&R) Studies