Date: December 6, 2018
Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $360
Location: NWIRC Learning Center
8425 Peach Street
Erie, PA 

Lunch provided

Attention: Bring laptop with Excel. 

The focus of this course is to review and give participants an understanding of the concepts of measurement system analysis.  Participants will learn the concept for assessing, measuring, and improving the reliability of the measurement system.  The course will expose participants to the different sources of measurement variation and techniques to identify, isolate, and reduce measurement variation. The course is designed to help personnel understand sources of variation and the differences between inherent variation and special causes of variation.   A cause and effect diagram will be used to identify the sources of measurement variation and how measurement system variation effects decisions effecting the process.   The course will focus on how to measure bias, linearity, and repeatability and reproducibility, along with the actions necessary maintain a reliable measurement system. Participants will apply the principles using hands-on exercises to reinforce the learning.

You will learn…

  • The measurement process and the effects of measurement variation on product quality
  • General concepts for properly assessing measurement systems
  • How to properly prepare for a measurement system study
  • Practices for achieving a reliable measurement system
  • What is measurement variation and the sources of variation inherent in a measurement system
  • The difference between precision and accuracy
  • How to determine bias, linearity, and repeatability and reproducibility
  • How to properly identify and isolate the source(s) of measurement system variation
  • Methods for reducing measurement system variation


Definition of the measure system and definition of a process

Introduction to concepts for assessing a measurement system

Preparing for a measurement system study

Understanding stability, bias, linearity, and repeatability and reproducibility

Conducting a measurement system study

Analysis of study results

Identifying sources of measurement variation

Using data to isolate measurement system variation

Techniques for identifying and reducing measurement variation

Measurement system improvement methods

Maintaining a reliable measurement system

Instructor: Max Krug, Eminence Consulting. 


You may be eligible to receive grant funding from WEDnet to cover the cost of this course. To check your eligibility, visit

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Please register by Friday November 30, 2018.

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