Industry Forum

Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) Training


Course overview: 

Measurement System Analysis, or MSA, is a method for gaining an understanding of the variation present in measuring systems. It is now widely used in many industrial sectors such as automotive, aerospace, renewable energy and mobile power generation, when a high level of confidence is required for the measurement of product characteristics.

Please note: The statistical techniques used during this course are covered in detail in our 1-day  Statistical Process Control (SPC) programme. Therefore we strongly recommend that you attend our SPC course before attending an MSA course unless you are already familiar with the statistical tools used.

Who should attend: 

This course is designed for Management Representatives, Implementation Teams, Internal Auditors and others who are involved in the auditing or implementation of Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA).Familiarity with basic statistical concepts would be beneficial but not necessary.

Certification: 

Upon completion of the course you will receive an Industry Forum certificate of attendance.

Benefits and Learning Objectives: 

MSA is used when an understanding of measurement system variability is required. MSA studies will decompose measurement system variability into equipment, operator and part variation.

It is often mandated by automotive, aerospace and other engineering primary manufacturers as a specific requirement on their suppliers to give them confidence in the measurements that are being taken and reported by the supplier. MSA will support understanding measurement system performance and allow any performance limitations to be reported.

Delegates will become competent in implementing, undertaking and auditing Measurement Systems Analysis including studies for variable and attribute data.

Topics covered: 

  • Overview of MSA
  • Variable and attribute data 
  • Range Method  
  • Average and Range method 
  • Anova method 
  • Attribute agreement analysis
  • Gauge performance curves   
  • Understanding and interpreting results

Introduction to IF

We have been delivering significant and measurable performance improvements for leading global manufacturers for more than 25 years and believe there is no one size fits all approach to driving competitiveness across the industry. Toyota, Rolls Royce and Electrolux are among the brands who have tapped into our expertise to ensure they remain on top in their own fiercely competitive markets.

Why choose SMMT QMD:

In order to strengthen the services we provide to the UK's automotive quality management specialists and further underpin the competitiveness of UK manufacturers, SMMT Industry Forum has created SMMT QMD, its new Quality Management Division.

SMMT QMD was launched at the inaugural Automotive Quality Management Systems Conference in Birmingham in November 2018 and aims to ensure that the UK automotive industry plays an active role in the development and governance of national and international automotive standards. 

SMMT QMD will provide a community of practice to directly support UK quality professionals, ensuring standards are effectively implemented and improving competitive performance. As such, SMMT QMD will now provide the following services:

  • An industry association for quality managers
  • Training, professional development and resources
  • Publications
  • Practical help and support


Course booking details: 

Leading Expertise
We don’t employ “trainers”, rather a team of experienced industry experts who are able to apply their knowledge to your business

Proven Capability
We have been helping organisations like yours for over 25 years to deliver and maintain sustainable improvement

Attainable Results
We know what’s possible and how to help you achieve it by utilising our tried and tested techniques for long term success

Robust Execution
We believe that training should be through a ‘learn by doing’ approach with coaching and mentoring wherever possible

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27 May 2021 - 27 May 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £399 Yes Book
24 Jun 2021 - 24 Jun 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £399 Yes Book
22 Jul 2021 - 22 Jul 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £399 Yes Book
23 Sep 2021 - 23 Sep 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £399 Yes Book
27 Oct 2021 - 27 Oct 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £399 Yes Book
02 Dec 2021 - 02 Dec 2021
08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Virtual (UK time) £399 Yes Book
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