I have a TS auditor who is wanting to see gage R&R for things like radius gages, angle gages, optical comparators, and calipers that we occasionally identify in control plans as measurement techniques for in-process inspections. My company provides CNC machining of iron and aluminum castings for automotive, agricultural, and industrial applications, and we use hard gages such as form/function gages, thumbnails, etc. whenever possible, and conscientiously perform R&R's for them. Sometimes there are corner radii or chamfer lengths that aren't critical enough to justify the cost of producing or purchasing specific gages for, and with 650 employees scattered throughout 9 separate manufacturing facilities, sharing a "master set" of common gages is not feasible. Tool verification is also not an applicable alternative in most cases. The auditor's claim is in keeping with the AIAG rule that all gages specified in control plans must have MSA. Although she only wrote this up as an OFI this year, next year will probably be a different story (same auditor). Our business is very fast-paced, and typically operates around only 27% indirect, so there isn't enough time or manpower to perform formal MSA anymore than absolutely necessary. We are at a loss for determining how to appease the auditor on this issue. Any advice and/or similar experience would be greatly appreciated.