MSA & SPC • AIAG • In-Person Workshop • Live Virtual Workshop

AIAG Understanding and Implementing MSA and SPC Basics

This Workshop will help you establish a foundational knowledge base to analyze your manufacturing system and enhance its effectiveness. Gain a basic understanding of how to establish, analyze and implement effective MSA studies and then use that information to develop a statistical process control (SPC) system in a manufacturing environment. MSA must be firm prior to the measurement of process through SPC, so this course explores both tools and their interaction at an introductory level.

Discover the framework of how to implement and audit MSA and SPC fundamentals at your facility and develop a statistical toolbox that can be used for each of your projects that reflect the stability and capability of your manufacturing system. In this overview course we cover the tools and techniques you need to know about, and we go through basic interpretation and common challenges in both implementing, interpreting and auditing these tools.

Enrollment Options

Select an existing open enrollment session, or contact us for additional training options.

Regular Price

Course Details


1 Day 


Live Virtual only:


Equipment Needed (Live Virtual only):

  • Desktop or laptop computer
  • A broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE) internet connection
  • Speakers and a microphone that are either built-in, USB plug-in, or wireless Bluetooth
  • A built-in or a USB plug-in webcam or HD webcam


  • Existing knowledge of automotive requirements

Live Virtual only:

  • A second monitor is highly recommended for optimal learning environment.

Learning Objectives

  • Translate the linkage of SPC and MSA with IATF 16949:2016 requirements and PPAP
  • Identify different types of data and which measurement studies and control methods are the most appropriate
  • Break down your process variation into common and special causes
  • Link the use of these MSA and SPC to the FMEA
  • Incorporate the use of SPC and MSA through applied exercises of both calculation and interpretation
  • Develop measurement profiles based on defining customer requirements and acceptance criteria
  • Develop a Measurement Assurance Plan (MAP) to plan, apply, and improve MSA and SPC studies (linkage with APQP)

Who Should Attend

Recommended for quality managers, Manufacturing Mangers, manufacturing supervisors, quality team leaders, quality assurance and laboratory technicians and engineers, anyone involved in the implementation of IATF 16949:2016, individuals and cross functional teams interested in risk reduction and anyone who wants a better understanding of the fundamentals of SPC and MSA.

Delivery Details

Plexus International brings your team together with experienced instructors in an interactive learning environment whether you are joining online or in-person. We have always believed interactivity, application, and group discussion are critical parts of an effective and sustainable learning experience. To ensure that these values hold true, and every participant can build the same caliber of knowledge, each workshop interaction includes the following functionality and features: 

  • Trainers & Moderator support: For every session, both trainers and moderators (or on-site staff) will be present and accessible to ensure optimal interaction for each participant, upholding the intimacy of our training model. Participants may interject and raise hands at any time, speak directly to trainers, moderators, and other participants, and share feedback in real-time. 
  • Exercises & Break-out Rooms: Throughout the session, participants will be assigned to teams and split into breakouts to privately complete group activities and discussions, then returning to the larger group to present. There will also be quizzes (or polls) throughout to measure knowledge retention during the units.
  • Digital Learning Package or Shipped Materials: Depending on the course, participants may receive a hardcopy of the Participant Training Book and/or receive a digital learning package complete with training handouts, case studies, digital workbooks, and a virtual platform user-guide. 
  • Technical Support & Resources:  If this is your first-time training with Plexus International or in a Live Virtual Workshop environment, we have prepared resources and user guides to help you navigate any conferencing technology and will support your teams hands-on in case you need any extra assistance. Join any session 30 minutes early and a moderator or support team member will guide you in experiencing the key functionalities and features used in our training sessions. 

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