To improve a business process, the process must be measureable, 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.
This training program is a follow-up from SPC level 1 training program. Participants should have taken SPC level 1 course first before taking this course.
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/managers if the measurement system is accepatble for its intended use. The GR&R study also shows which part of the mesaurement system (e.g. the product 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/managers plan improvements to the system.
This is a more advanced Statistical Process Control (SPC) course. It helps engineers/managers to gain an in-depth understanding of their measurement process. This includes common MSA terms like precision, accuracy, bias, linearity and stability, and also 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 who are serious about advancing their Measurement System Analysis techniques and skills.
NOTE: Value-add MS
Excel working templates will be given to participants
in this course. These working templates
can save participants hundreds of hours in calculations, constructing
charts and building tables. Participants should bring their own laptop (loaded with MS Excel, version 2007 onwards) to the class for hands-on practices.