AIAG Training Services

Applied SPC and MSA for Practitioners

Improve your understanding of the integration of statistical process control (SPC) and measurement systems analysis (MSA) into ISO/TS 16949 and discover how to develop a higher quality process control system by selecting and applying the appropriate statistical tools.

Through a combination of instructor-led training and team exercises, you learn how SPC and MSA can be applied to a manufacturing environment. The goal is to illustrate how these techniques can be incorporated into a system to provide for not only process improvement, but also product improvement.

Important: The course requires you to come with a laptop loaded with Excel®. It is also recommended that you download the following demos: QI Macros and Minitab (latest version) before arriving to the class.

NOTE: Attendance to the entire course is required to receive a Certificate of Attendance with CEUs.

CEU credit: 2.30

Need More Information?

Pricing & Time
Time:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Not a member? Join AIAG today to get member pricing!

Class Offerings
DateLocationAvailable SeatsRegister
Oct. 19-Oct 21, 2015 Southfield, MI USA 23


For onsite training information and a price quote please call (248) 358-3570.

If submitting a Purchase Order, you can fax in your PO and enrollment form to (248) 799-7995. Please read the Purchase Order Acceptance Policy before submitting your PO.

Registration Questions

Course Outline

    • Improve the performance of your quality management system by practicing the basics of SPC, how SPC and MSA are interrelated, and the fundamental tools/techniques for both SPC and MSA.
    • Develop and execute plans to implement SPC and MSA, including which tools/techniques are applicable for differing circumstances.
    • Calculate and interpret following the steps in the SPC and MSA manuals.
    • Compare and contrast Prevention versus Detection
    • Identify Common and Special Causes of Variation
    • Utilize X-bar and R Charts: Construction, Setting Limits, Analysis, Process Control, Individual and Moving Range Charts: Construction, Setting Limits, Analysis, Process Control
    • Interpret Process Capability: Pp, Ppk, Cp, Cpk, Analysis
    • Read Attribute Charts: Proportion Nonconforming (p) Charts and Nonconformities (c) Charts; Construction, Setting Limits, Analysis, Process Control
    • Enable Process Stability
    • Define Measurement Systems and the Measurement Process
    • Interpret Measurement Studies for Stability, Bias, and Linearity with Examples
    • Interpret Measurement Studies for Repeatability and Reproducibility with Examples
    • Identify Measurement Uncertainty
    • Interpret Measurement Studies for Attributes with Examples
    • Relate SPC and MSA to ISO 9001:2008 and ISO/TS 16949:2009

    Must have a working knowledge of SPC and MSA or have completed Understanding and Implementing MSA and SPC training plus have a working knowledge of Excel®.