Some of the functions of medical device manufacturers include:
o Analyzing complaints
o Processing data
o Evaluating nonconformances
o Utilizing other quality data sources.
The main purpose of this analysis, done using appropriate statistical methodology, under §820.100, is to identify the cause of nonconforming products and other quality problems. Time series analysis is one such family of these tools. Also called trending analysis, time series analysis uses visual methods to plot data over time.
A common technique plots the data to help detect trends, cycles, and shifts. The major use of these valuable methods is that they can help anticipate problems before they occur and demonstrate the effectiveness of corrective actions.
A webinar from Compliance4All on time series analysis
Dan O'Leary, President of Ombu Enterprises, LLC, a company offering training and execution in Operational Excellence, focused on analytic skills and a systems approach to operations management, will be the speaker at a webinar that analyzes time series analysis. This webinar is being organized by Compliance4All, a leading provider of professional trainings for all the areas of regulatory compliance.
Please visit methods when the data has a time based order to register for this webinar on time series analysis.
Full explanation of time series analysis
At this session, Dan will explain the graphical methods. In addition, he will also demonstrate some analysis techniques using Excel. Some special cases including data smoothing using moving averages, analysis with a lag function, and statistical process control (SPC), will be explained. By attending this webinar, participants will be able to gain understanding of time series analysis and some Excel capabilities to help perform the analysis. These tools are valuable for improvement projects and reporting information to management.
When the appropriate method is not clear, data analysis can be difficult. At this webinar, Dan will explain the methods when the data has a time based order. Excel includes functions and methods that can one can use to analyze the data and present it in a meaningful way.
In this webinar, which will be of immense use to professionals who use statistics in their quality requirements, such as Quality Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Design Engineers, Data Analysts, Auditors, CA&PA Specialists, and Quality Managers; Dan will impart the following objectives:
o Using run (trend) Charts
o Determining a Linear Trend
o Data Smoothing (Moving Averages and Lag Functions)
o Using variables Control Charts(x-bar & R).