The Use Of Statistical Process Control (SPC) Using Control Charts To Maintain Compliance In The Laboratory

Schedule Tuesday, February 27, 2024 || 10:00 AM PST | 01:00 PM EST
Duration 60 Mins
Level Basic & Intermediate
Webinar ID IQW24C0324

  • The statistics of data
  • Control charts
  • Nelson’s Rules
  • How the data shows an indication of a problem
  • To choose important variables and set up a control chart to monitor

Overview of the webinar

Statistics can be used to monitor critical variable in the running of a procedure and in the performance of the instrumentation that performs it. By applying Nelson’s rules this data can be evaluated as performing as expected or performing in ways that are statistically not compatible with acceptable performance. This can often be done while the overall procedure is still within compliance, so the procedure can still be in use as intended.

Who should attend?

  • Lab Chemists
  • Lab Managers
  • Lab Technicians
  • Lab Analysts
  • Industries into Compliance Methodology (Biotech, Pharma)
  • Quality Personnel
  • Manufacturing Personnel
  • Operations/Production Managers
  • Production Supervisors
  • Supplier Quality personnel
  • Quality Engineering 
  • Quality Assurance Managers, Engineers
  • Process or Manufacturing Engineers or Managers

Why should you attend?

Most laboratories monitor the results of a procedure by tracking the results of running standards and using a control chart. This, however, is a very simplistic and limited way of assessing performance. When the procedure fails, the laboratory is not in compliance. This is a very dire situation.

Many of the activities in the procedure follow Gaussian statistics. This means that choosing a metric for key activities or parts of the procedure can show the causes of the overall problem. The use of the 3 sigma occurrence as the only evaluation is also a poor approach. Statistically, there are many other tests for good Gaussian behavior. These are given by the set of Nelson’s rules. This allows monitoring symptoms and catching problems as they develop.

Faculty - Dr.John Fetzer

Dr. John C. Fetzer, PhD offers over 20 years of expertise in Analytical Chemistry, focusing on Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Petroleum and its Products, Chromatography, and UV and Fluorescence Spectroscopy. He offers Analytical Chemistry Consulting Services and Scientific Career Development Consulting services to companies, organizations, and individuals. Dr. Fetzer has over a decade of experience as a supervisor, team leader, trainer, and coach. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific publications, 2 books, and 8 book chapters. 
Dr. Fetzer is an American Chemical Society tour speaker, who has participated in over twenty invited lectures at conferences, universities, and government laboratories.

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