ENBIS-8 in Athens

21 – 25 September 2008 Abstract submission: 14 March – 11 August 2008

Measurement System Analysis - a computer aided research

24 September 2008, 09:20 – 09:40


Submitted by
Magdalena Diering
Magdalena DIERING, MSc. Eng.; Edward PAJĄK, DSc PhD MSc. Eng., prof. PUT
Poznan University of Technology, Division of Production Management
This article is discussed about necessity for Measurement Systems Analysis (MSA) in production enterprises. Authors of this article are suggesting to make use of computer application program to MSA analysis. An example is presented.
Manufacturing process engineers job involves continuously a necessity of making a decisions to keep the production process stable. To make correct decisions the process course must be regularly monitored for production quality and must be evaluated. Data of low quality can be the cause of making a wrong decisions about production process or products. To apply to MSA is as often as a requirement from demanding clients who consider that it is desirable that the given data must be a reliable source of information about the production process. In Polish enterprises MSA analyzing is still a rarity. Usually it is a result of low awareness of needs or even existing MSA methods or distrust to using them. Unconvinced of MSA benefits entrepreneurs may have an impression that conditions for carrying out a research, analysis and evaluation of measurement system, may interfere in a typical daily work of an organization. For a given research, one has to prepare parts, employees (participants of the experiment, a process engineer and a quality specialists), save up some place and, what is very time-consuming - carry out an analysis of a given data sheet and prepare MSA report. These things are connected with extra time and in the days of strong market competition, which every enterprise has to face – time means money. An aid for that issue may be, represented by the authors of the article a computer application program.
The way to make a research of measurement system, its analysis and evaluation easier and faster that is more attractive for entrepreneurs is the purpose of this paper. The purpose of this paper is to describe one of MSA method for process engineers and quality managers as easy and useful instrument to estimate measurement system.
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