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Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) with Applications

The purpose of this course is to provide the participant with the tools to perform various MSA applications within their organizations. The course is presented in several, self-contained modules to effectively drive the principles of MSA while enabling the participant to immediately tie the principles to their applications. The course allows for the organization to use their data, through application exercises to incorporate the concepts into actual outcomes. The course will present the methods necessary to analyze outcome data and to make decisions and recommendations based on the data.

E-learning modules use case studies and interactive questionnaires to simulate a hands-on approach.

Estimated time to complete: 8-10 hours

Note: It is recommended that you have a copy of the MSA Reference Manual to consult as you take this module.

Please Note: You will have access to the eLearning module for 60 days after your registration date.


CEU credit: 0.80

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Course Outline

    Module 1: Introduction to Principles of MSA
  • Determine the data necessary to implement an MSA study
  • Define the elements of an MSA plan
  • Identify and select the tools necessary for conducting various MSA studies
  • Use work-based projects and activities

Module 2: Using Minitab and Excel® for MSA
  • Basic statistical tests
  • Regression and ANOVA
  • Measurement systems analysis
  • Control charts
  • Capability analysis
  • Work-based applications
    Module 3: Gage Repeatability & Reproducibility (Gage R & R)
  • Determine format for conducting a Gage R & R
  • Calculate the respective outcomes for Gage R & R
  • Interpret the results and draw conclusions
  • Make valid decisions based on the statistical results
  • Use work-based applications
    Module 4: ANOVA (Analysis of Variance)
  • Determine when ANOVA should be applied
  • Interpret the results of an ANOVA and draw conclusions
  • Determine F-critical values for One-Way and Two-Way nested designs
  • Make valid decisions based on results
  • Use work-based applications
    Module 5: Attribute Gage R & R
  • Identify acceptance criteria
  • Select appropriate instruments
  • Develop test methods and criteria for passing or failing
  • Develop test methods for performing identified tests
  • Confirm that the GR&R is close to 100%
  • Define the necessary documentation
  • Create piloting techniques for running new tests and criteria for performing periodic GR&Rs
  • Create methods for launching new test methods and criteria
  • Use work-based applications