Think you have a good measurement system simply because your measuring devices are calibrated? You might be mistaken.

Throughout the course, participants will learn about measurement uncertainty and sources of measurement error. After building a foundation on the concepts of resolutions, linearity, bias, stability, repeatability, and reproducibility, participants will discover the various types of MSA designs. The course explains how to choose the best MSA design for the situation, prepare for and execute the MSA, and interpret the results. Participants will then apply the concepts learned on various measurement systems and use their results to improve those systems.

Target Audience

  • Quality techs and managers
  • Auditors and audit managers
  • Operations managers and supervisors


At least one attendee from each company should have a laptop with the trial (or full) version of Minitab loaded on it. Licensing available from InSource.


1 day


Classroom, Onsite



Learning Objectives

  • The components of a measurement system
  • The different types of measurement error
  • How to identify repeatability and reproducibility issues
  • How to design and run a variable Gage R&R and an attribute Gage R&R
  • How to interpret the output
  • How to use that information to improve your measurement system

Course Content

  • Introduction to Measurement System Analysis (MSA)
  • Basics of MSA
  • Variable Gage R&R
    • Study Design
    • How to Set-up your Study
    • Executing your Study
    • Interpreting your results
    • What if your gage study doesn’t pass?
  • Attribute Agreement Analysis