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Conducting Successful Measurement Systems Assessments (MFG389F)

Presented by: Steven Wachs
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Live Webinar
90 minutes
Event Description

Drive your Organization’s Decision Making with Capable Measurement Systems

The effective use of data to drive decision making requires adequate measurement systems.  When interpreting data or the results of data analysis, we assume that data or results represent the process. However, excessive measurement error may result in inappropriate conclusions. Thus, it is critical to properly assess whether measurement systems are adequate for their intended use prior to their use. Only capable measurement systems should be utilized to support quantitative methods such as statistical process control, inspection activities, process capability assessment, hypothesis testing, data modeling, etc.

Important measurement system characteristics include discrimination, accuracy, precision (repeatability and reproducibility), linearity, and stability. Techniques exist to assess measurement systems for each of these important characteristics. Skipping such assessments can lead to the use of measurement systems that are not capable of monitoring process variation or, in extreme cases, even of distinguishing between conforming and non-conforming product. In short, validating measurement systems is an important pre-requisite to relying on data. 

Measurement systems must be properly assessed to minimize risk and comply with customer and regulatory requirements. While most companies perform some aspects of measurement systems assessments (MSAs), such as gage repeatability and reproducibility studies, we often observe inadequate assessments of measurement systems.

This session by expert speaker Steven Wachs, M.A., M.B.A, B.S, will offer an overview of MSA methods, and the many improvements that most companies can make to their measurement systems assessments.

Session Objectives

With this session, you will be able to:

  • Select specimens wisely for gage R&R studies
  • Ensure adequate gage discrimination 
  • Understand, calculate, and interpret gage R&R metrics correctly 
  • Look beyond the “pass” or “fail” outcomes in a gage R&R study 
  • Use ANOVA for gage R&R studies 
  • Expand gage R&R studies to include potential sources of variation
  • Apply methods for non-replicable systems as necessary
  • Use control charts to assess the stability of the measurement process 
  • Assess attribute gages as well
  • Develop a solid understanding of the types of measurement systems assessments that may be conducted
  • Improve the planning, conduct, analysis, and interpretation of gage R&R studies
  • Ensure prerequisites for a measurement system study are satisfied
  • Learn techniques for handling destructive testing or other non-replicable measurement systems
  • Understand and consider all types of measurement error (repeatability, reproducibility, bias, non-linearity, instability)

Who Should Attend

  • Product development personnel
  • Quality personnel
  • Manufacturing personnel
  • Lab personnel

At the Q&A session following the live event, ask a question and get a direct response from our expert speaker.

About Our Speaker(s)

Steven Wachs | Reliability Analysis SpeakerSteven Wachs
Steven Wachs has 25 years of wide-ranging industry experience in both technical and management positions. Steve has worked as a statistician at Ford Motor Company where he has extensive experience in the development of statistical models, reliability analysis, designed experimentation, and statistical process control.... More info

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