MSA: Be Sure that Your Data Is Valid

When I was trained as a Green and Black Belt, I didn’t fully understand the value of measurement system analysis (MSA). The concept worked, but I thought it was something that you do in one project out of 10 – only when you have the obvious opportunity to prepare a study with the possibility to…


Avoid Two Common Mistakes in Measurement System Analysis

Measurement system analysis (MSA) determines whether the measurement system is adequate and confirms that significant error is not introduced to the true value of a process characteristic. MSA is the one of the most misunderstood and underused concepts in Six Sigma. This article highlights two of the common mistakes made during the study and explains…