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Tag Archives: lean tools

The Value of a Capability Study

published on January 6, 2014

We opened last week with Process Capability and before we go full-fledged into that area, I want to pause and put some focus on capability studies. What is a Capability Study? To review from last week, a capability study is …

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Understanding Process Capability

published on December 30, 2013

We’ve spent a fair amount of time learning the ins and outs of MSA’s, so this week I want to focus on process capability and how to understand the information you receive. What is Process Capability? In a nutshell Process …

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MSA 101

published on October 21, 2013

We’ve talked about accuracy, repeatability and reproducibility in your MSA’s but now we need to talk about data integrity. Data Integrity Numbers shouldn’t lie, but when they do it is usually because somewhere along the line the integrity of the …

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3 Keys to Measurement System Analysis

published on September 9, 2013

Everything we measure generates variation, especially when there are multiple hands involved. To be honest even with just one person performing the same function, there will be some variation. Variation is not the enemy, uncontrolled variation is our nemesis! When …

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Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

published on August 26, 2013

I am always an advocate of finding the right tool for your specific project, so I propose that you get to know MSA. It’s a great foundational tool and a great way to start building in the practice of good …

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