Introduction to Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

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This webinar is valuable for understanding how measurement system capability studies can be used to validate and represent your system. Identifying the correct methods and sample size will save time and money.

A measurement system assigns a number or classification to the measured characteristic or response. A measurement system is more than just the gauge, including fixtures, procedures, gauges, instruments, software, environment and personnel that together make it possible to assign a result to a measured characteristic or response.

A measurement system analysis (MSA) is the process through which the accuracy, precision, linearity and stability of the measurement system is assessed. As MSA analysis becomes more common, software has made the experimental methods used to assess measurement system performance easier, but the output is still very confusing to most quality professionals.

This conference presentation gives attendees insight and understanding into how an MSA is conducted and analyzed. Participants are exposed to output from software such as Minitab, continuous and attribute data sets and guidance on setting acceptance criteria

Areas to be Covered:

The differences between calibration and measurement system analysis
Why repeatability and reproducibility do not tell the complete story
Typical measurement system performance criteria
Why poorly designed studies lead to poor output without appraiser knowledge
How to analyze data from measurement systems that are attributable
How non-normality impacts MSA

Who will Benefit:

Quality engineers
R&D engineers
Six Sigma professionals
Regulatory affairs

Steven Walfish

Steven Walfish is a Principal Statistician at Becton Dickinson (BD) in Franklin Lakes, NJ. Mr. Walfish is responsible for non-clinical statistical support for operations, quality and product development. Prior to joining BD in 2012, Mr. Walfish was a Statistician at GE Healthcare in Waukesha, WI responsible for global statistical support. Prior to joining GE Healthcare, Mr. Walfish had a statistical consulting company that provides statistical analysis and training to the FDA regulated industries. Prior to starting Statistical Outsourcing Services, Mr. Walfish was the Senior Manager Biostatistics, Non-clinical at Human Genome Sciences in Rockville MD.

Mr. Walfish brings over 25 years of industrial expertise in the development and application of statistical methods for solving complex business issues including data collection, analysis and reporting.

Mr. Walfish has been an invited lecturer at Medical Design and Manufacturer (MD&M), Institute of Validation Technology (IVT) and Advanstar conferences. Mr. Walfish has been a speaker at ASQ Division and Section conferences. He is also an editorial board member for BioPharm International, and a regular contributor to the magazine.

Mr. Walfish is the secretary for TAG69, senior member of ASQ, a certified quality engineer and past chair of the Biomedical Division (2006-07). Mr. Walfish holds a Bachelors of Arts in Statistics from the University of Buffalo, Masters of Science in Statistics from Rutgers University and an Executive MBA from Boston University.

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