SPC-MSA according to AIAG



Training objectives:

  • Presentation of the statistical process control and measurement systems analysis in the requirements of a quality management system in accordance with ISO 9001: 2015 and IATF 16949.
  • Presentation of statistical process control (SPC) and measurement systems analysis (MSA) principles both in relation to measurable and alternative characteristics.
  • Analysis and interpretation of SPC and MSA results.


Training program:

  • Quality management system requirements in accordance with ISO 9001:2015 and IATF 169491 for statistical process control and measurement systems analysis.


  • Statistical quality tools – IS0/TR 10017 standard.
  • Basic statistical analysis of data (statistical description of variability).
  • Sources of variation
  • Random and systematic causes of variability, the concept of a stable (under control) and unstable (out of control) process.
  • Statistical description of variability – determination and interpretation of descriptive parameters (mean, median, range, standard deviation, skewness, kurtosis, etc.), histogram construction (selection of the number of intervals), data distribution.
  • Calculation and interpretation of process capability indicators (Cp, Cpk, Pp, Ppk).
  • Shewhart process control charts.
  • General principles of Shewhart’s control charts (three-sigma card, methods of card construction, adapting the card to the process).
  • Construction of Shewart’s control charts for measurable characteristics – mean value and range chart, mean value and standard deviation chart, median and range chart, single observation chart and moving range).
  • Calculation of process capability indicators Cp, Cpk based on control charts for measurable features.
  • Control cards for attribute characteristics: fraction of non-compliant units p, number of non-compliant units, e.g. c-card, u-card.
  • Examples, exercises.


  • Measurement, measurement error/uncertainty, measurement system, measurement process.
  • Variation for a measurement process from instrument (EV), from operator (AV), from process i.e. part-to-part (PV), total variation (TV).
  • Explanation of terms: precision, accuracy, resolution.
  • Capability of measurement systems according to procedure 1, determination and interpretation of Cg, Cgk coefficients.
  • Methods of assessing the measurement system with the influence of the operator and the instrument – procedure 2: the range method, the average range method ARM, analysis of variance (ANOVA).
  • Methods of evaluating the measurement system without the influence of the operator – procedure 3.
  • Assessment of the capability of measurement systems in case of an alternative characteristics: Signal detection method, Cross Table Method: operator-to-operator, operator-to-refference – determination and interpretation of Cohen’s kappa coefficient.
  • Examples, exercises.



During the training, the participant will learn:

  • What are the requirements of the quality management system in relation to SPC and MSA methods.
  • What are the benefits of using SPC and MSA for organizations.
  • How statistical analysis of process data is performed.
  • How to “prepare” for the use of control and measurement devices – what is the uncertainty of measurements in MSA.
  • Practical use of SPC and MSA tools – selection of appropriate tools, principles of determination and interpretation.


Who shall participate in this training:

  • persons responsible for the implementation, maintenance and improvement of SPC and MSA procedures in the company,
  • quality specialists, quality engineers, technologists,
  • persons responsible for the quality of suppliers, employees of departments cooperating with the client,
  • persons responsible for supervising measurement systems.


Qualification confirmation: After the training you will receive a certificate of participation.

Training duration: 2 days x 7 hours

Training price: In order to get an offer please send a request to:


It is possible to extend the offer with post-training consultations in the form of advisory services, advanced training, support for implementation projects and methods addressed during training.


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