Monitoring and Trending in Quality Control and Production - Live Online Training

Monitoring and Trending in Quality Control and Production - Live Online Training

Course No 19458

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Dr Joachim Ermer, Ermer Quality Consulting


This Live Online Training provides fundamentals with respect to
  • the statistical distribution of data
  • the selection, generation, and use of statistical control charts
Recommendations are given
  • for identification of results outside of expectation (OOE) and outside of trends (OOT)
  • for analysis of trends
The seminar covers the monitoring of product and process data, as well as analytical performance data and stability results.


In order to ensure quality, safety, and efficacy of pharmaceuticals, an appropriate control of the capability of the manufacturing process (EU GMP Guide Part 1, Annex 15), as well as of the analytical performance (EU GMP Guide Part 1, Chapter 6, Quality Control (6.16), FDA Method Validation Guidance) is important, during the whole lifecycle. A regular evaluation is expected, e.g. as Annual Quality Review (FDA, 21CFR 211.180(e)) or Product Quality Review (EU GMP Guide 1.10). The importance of a monitoring of analytical performance to identify proactively failures and adverse trends is discussed in the FDA-Guidance „Analytical Procedures and Methods Validation for Drugs and Biologics“ (2015) and also in the draft of the new ICH guideline Q14 „Analytical procedure development“.

Unlike the rules established for investigation of results outside of specification (OOS), no detailed advice is provided by the authorities in case of results outside of expectation or outside of trends. However, this opens up the flexibility to establish suitable monitoring and trending programs of own choice.

Target Group

This Training is aimed at executives and employees from quality control and analytical development as well as quality assurance and production responsible for evaluation and monitoring of analytical results.

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„Normal“ Distribution of Data
  • Regulatory expectations to the quality of product and analytical results
  • Error types: random and systematic Errors
  • Distribution of data
  • Capability Indices
  • Outlier Tests
  • Trend tests
  • Appropriate consideration of variability contributions (manufacturing and analytics, precision levels)
Statistical Control Charts and OOE Limits
  • Statistical basics and out-of-control rules
  • Control chart types and their appropriate selection (individuals and means, moving range, CUSUM, range, standard deviation control charts)
  • Software
  • Practice check: Always statistics?
  •  Statistical and empirical OOE limits
  • Suitable parameter to monitor analytical performance
Workshop Control Charts
OOT in Stability Investigations
  • Regulatory requirements (EU-GMP-Guide)
  • Identification of stability OOT by means of
  • Prediction intervals
  • Regression control charts
  • Time-point approach

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