Quality Dynamics Consultancy Sdn Bhd presents

Sep 19 - 20, 2017 (9am - 5pm) at Holiday Inn Kuala Lumpur Glenmarie

Measurement System Analysis (MSA)

(by Mr. Mohd Pathir Gopalakrishnan )


Participants will be able to:
-  Define and understand a measurement system.
-  Explain various sources of measurement system uncertainty.
-  Design or choose appropriate systems for measurement, data
   collection and use
-  Conduct measurement system studies including assessment of
   linearity, stability, repeatability, and reproducibility.
-  Understand and implement a gage management and calibration system.

program content


1.  Introduction to MSA
     -  Why MSA is necessary
     -  Basic MSA terminologies
     -  General MSA guidelines.

2.  Sources of Measurement Error
     -  Gage/instrument calibration deficiencies
     -  Gage/instrument usage or damage
     -  Judgmental error

3.  Variation in Measurement Systems
     -  A review of sources of measurement system variation
              - Types of evaluations of measurement uncertainty
     -  The effects of too much variation in measurements

4.  Procedures for Assessing Measuring Systems (measured data)
     -  Determining stability, bias, repeatability,
         reproducibility, linearity
     -  Analysis of variance
     -  Graphical techniques

5.  Measurement System Linearity Stability
     -  How to measure gage/instrument linearity
          -  graphically
          -  mathematically
     -  How to evaluate gage/instrument stability using
         a control chart
     -  Dealing with gage/instrument linearity and stability problems


6.  Repeatability & Reproducibility
     -  How to conduct a GR&R study
     -  R&R analysis for non-destructive measurements
     -  Use of ANOVA for GR&Rs
     -  R&R analysis for destructive measurements
     -  R&R analysis for attribute measurements

7.  Procedures for Assessing Measuring Systems (attribute data)
     -  How to handle attribute data studies short methods
     - Long method
     - Special requirements
     - Implications for the ongoing application of tests

8.  Improving Measurement Systems
     -  Using a problem-solving approach to find the root causes
         of repeatability and reproducibility problems.
     -  Using the GR&R data to help direct the problem-solving effort
     -  Ongoing application of MSA
     -  Ongoing monitoring of personnel involved with testing


The course is highly interactive; participants will be guided through the various steps of the course and will be involved in extensive exercising and few numbers of examples and case studies. The course incorporates:
    -  Lecture
    -  Sample formats and examples
    -  Individual exercises
    -  Group discussion and presentation.

who must attend

Quality Managers, Quality Systems and Lab Technicians, or those responsible for planning, using and maintaining measurement systems; engineers; those responsible for process improvements.

Note: Participants must have basic understanding of computational math, partial
          understanding of elementary applied statistics and basic background in
          statistical process control is important.
All participants much bring along their personal SCIENTIFIC calculator.

investment fee / early bird by 05/09/2017

Standard: RM 1,495.00 Nett / RM1,395.00 Nett per participant

Group discount: RM1,395.00 Nett / RM1,295.00 Nett per participant for a minimum of 2 participants from the same company

(Fee inclusive of Refreshment, Buffet Lunch, Training Bag, Handouts,  & Certificate of Completion)

registration & payment


Please register online through www.qdc.com.my or call 03-78054587 / 03-78044196. Our phone line operation hours are from 8:30am to 6:00pm from Monday to Friday.

All registration MUST be accompanied with PAYMENT.

Completed registration form with CHEQUES should be made in favor of "Quality Dynamics Consultancy Sdn Bhd" and sent to:

(FEE PAID IS NOT REFUNDABLE but replacement may be made at no additional cost. Quality Dynamics Consultancy Sdn Bhd reserves the right to cancel or reschedule the above course and shall inform participants of the changes)


Mr. Pathir is a Certified Lean 6-Sigma Black Belt Trainer                        

•  B.Sc (Hons) in Science & Technology (Mathematics)
   – University Malaya, Malaysia.

•  Certified Lean 6-Sigma Black Belt ,Certified Six Sigma Green Belt /
    Project Manager - General Electric (USA) Malaysian Appliance Control.

Mr. Pathir was trained in USA and Singapore in Six-Sigma Methodology and Tools (Black Belt) and upon his return to Malaysia, he was sent to China to train the Engineers in Nidec Corporation situated in Dalian.,  manufacturer of Spindle Motors, Mini Fan Motors and other types of motors  on Six Sigma Methodology and Tools.

After graduation Mr. Pathir then joined Thong Fook Plastics (M) Sdn. Bhd.  as a QA Executive heading the QA Dept manufacturing all kind of plastic bags through extrusion process, and later promoted to Technical Executive in-charge of Plastics Injection Moulding Division. He earned Certificate in Plastics Materials and Injection Moulding Process issued by CIAST, Ministry Of Labour. He was trained 6 months in Plastics Injection Moulding at Minolta Precision (M) Sdn Bhd.

His next assignment was Production Manager for Nidec-Copal, a Japanese MNC which is an Optomechatronics company producing Stepper Motors, Trimmer Potentiometer, Clik Motor, PCB Assembly, Fan Motors, Injection Moulding and Metal Stamping. He has led this company to achieve ISO9000 as a Management Representative. He has been trained as a Lead Assessor by QMS and Internal Quality Audit by SIRIM. Pathir was a Production Manager for eight years before joining an American MNC (General Electric USA Malaysian Appliance Components) as Materials & Customer Service Manager.

Pathir’s five years as a Materials & Customer Service Manager have improved productivity of more than US$1,800,000.00 through Six-Sigma activities. He has been certified Green Belt in 2001 but has been a trained Black Belt since 1999. He also received the Phillippe Award 2000 for Distinguished Community Leadership and also completed the Advance Manager’s Course in 2001 conducted by GE.

He is knowledgeable in other areas such as EHS, Ergonomics, ISO 9001:2000. He owns the Chemical Management Framework while in GE. He has been the Chairman of Health and Safety committee for 2 years.

His next portfolio was as a Technical Advisor for the Plastics Division and a Training Consultant for Six Sigma Methodology and Tools for NCPC, an Japanese MNC in the Philippines. He completed many improvements in the Plastics Division through DOE applications for parameters characterization and Optimization. He also trained all Engineers and Managers in NCPC from various departments like Plating, Motors, LED/SMD, Plastics, Metal Stamping, HR and Materials on Six -Sigma Tools (DMAIC).

He also trained NCPC’s customers on DOE application using Minitab 14 Statistical Software and have also taught other customers (Vishay Semiconductor) in Manila (Philippines), Melaka (Malaysia) and in Shanghai (China).

His last assignment was with Exas Philippines Inc. in Cebu and Aikawa Philippines Inc. in Batangas, Philippines as Technical Advisor to the Plastics Dept and a 6-Sigma Training Consultant. His contract expired March 2007 and since then has returned back to Malaysia.

Training and Coaching for Engineers and Managers in Indonesia -  Perawang, Pekan Baru, Jambi, Surabaya and Jakarta in 6-Sigma Green Belt level since May 2008 to end August 2008. These are Pulp and Paper mills in Indonesia.

Pathir also conducted 6-Sigma and other related programs for Proton, Perodua, Petronas, Samsung, NSK Bearing, Konica-Minolta, Nitto Denko, Tesco etc in Malaysia.

He has the capability of identifying improvement opportunities in any manufacturing operations and also possesses problem-solving capabilities. He has conducted many training for both In-House and Public Courses in Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Johor. Other than 6-Sigma Modules, he also teaches Effective Materials Management, Production Planning & Inventory Control, Statistical Forecasting, How to be an Effective QA, The New 7 Seven QC Tools, Cost Reduction Techniques for Manufacturing, 3Q6S, 6-sigma tools for improvements, Pengurusan Stor & Inventori Secara Berkesan, FMEA, MSA, Sampling Techniques, Regression models, DOE,RSM, QCC & 7 QC Tools, SPC, Enviromental Spills (Hazardous Toxic Substances), Simple, Multiple & Logistic Regression, COPQ, 6-Sigma Black Belt, 6-Sigma Green belt, etc.

He also provides excel-based tools for all applications in their respective subjects/topics. This tools works as good as other licensed softwares.

He is fluent in both English and Bahasa Malaysia.