All life science businesses are required to maintain their Quality Management System (QMS) processes in a state of control, via controlled documents and objective evidence in the form of records. Medical device manufacturing plants, required to follow 21 CFR Part 820, have the additional responsibility to ensure that each and every step of the manufacturing process is controlled by work instructions, SOPs, set-up instructions, equipment maintenance, and support functions, and that evidence of this work is maintained by controlled records.
Prior to computer systems and databases, managers and quality personnel created complex visual numbering schemes, cross-referencing methods and complex filing systems for purposes of retrieval and control. These grew over the years into the extremely complex and convoluted systems we find today throughout the life sciences, including the medical device industry. As is often the case, automation and computers do not always replace the legacy methods, policies, and rules that were necessary with manual and paper systems but are now obsolete.
Unfortunately, that is the case in the overwhelming majority of medical device companies. The benefits of automation and information retrieval systems are not fully realized due to the legacy policy constraints that still hamper them. In this webinar, we apply the Theory of Lean documents and its corollary Theory of Lean Configuration to present a fresh approach to following 21 CFR Part 820.
- A brief introduction to Lean Documents and Lean Configuration
- Quality System Regulation, 21 CFR Part 820, and ISO 13485 as these apply to design control documents
- Basic functions found in life science manufacturing plant
- Key types of controlled documents and records for manufacturing
- Quality Management System (QMS) elements controlled via documentation
- Bringing it all together
Why Should You Attend?
If you are constantly struggling to create, manage, and maintain all of the information found in controlled documents, all of which are often redundant, repetitive, and clustered together in an awkward manner, this webinar is something that will give you a different perspective and a very different approach that you can use. If your design and manufacturing resources are spending too much time on documentation and not enough time on the actual design and manufacturing you as a manager need to be looking for ways to simplify their work.
Who will benefit?
- Manufacturing Engineering
- Design Assurance
- Quality Assurance
- Document Control
- Quality System Auditors
- Regulatory Compliance Associates
Jose Mora is a Principal Consultant specializing in Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Systems. For over 30 years he has worked in the medical device and life sciences industry specializing in manufacturing, process development, tooling, and quality systems. Prior to working full time as a consulting partner for Atzari Consulting, José served as Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Boston Scientific and as Quality Systems Manager at Stryker Orthopedics, where he introduced process performance, problem solving, and quality system methodologies. During that time he prepared a white paper on the application of lean manufacturing methods to the creation and management of controlled documents …