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Effective Design of Experiments (DOE) Strategies

Thursday, 19 July 2018 10:00 AM PDT, 01:00 PM EDT

Training Duration = 60 min                  Sponsored by Online Compliance Panel

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The effective and progressive use of a screening DOE, a mapping DOE and a robust process DOE will lead to a better understanding of the process and the location of the best optimum.

This webinar focuses on DOE strategies. It is not focused on statistical methods, analysis of variance, and other techniques, but rather the overall approach for successful DOEs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Effective DOE strategies
  • Avoiding pitfalls when performing DOEs
  • How to capture the essence of a process
  • Using the right resolution at the right time
  • Use of DOEs during process validation
  • How to prevent "expert" bias when designing experiments
  • Letting the process do the talking
  • "Poke the Alligator" - see how the process reacts

Why Should You Attend:

Design of experiments (DOE) is a systematic method to determine the relationship between factors affecting a process and the output of that process. In other words, it is used to find cause-and-effect relationships. This information is needed to manage process inputs in order to optimize the output.

An understanding of DOE first requires knowledge of some statistical tools and experimentation concepts. Although a DOE can be analyzed in many software programs, it is important for practitioners to understand basic DOE concepts for proper application. This webinar will explain the overall approach for successful DOEs.

Areas Covered

  • Gauge R&R considerations
  • Screening DOEs
  • Mapping DOEs
  • Robust Process DOEs
  • Use of Six Sigma DMAIC when using DOEs and vice versa
  • Obtaining proper input from various stakeholders

Instructor

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, Jose 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 and a template for strategic deployment. Jose led the launch of manufacturing at a start-up urology products company as Director of Manufacturing for UroSurge, Inc. at the University of Iowa's business incubator park in Coralville, IA, creating a world-class medical device manufacturing operation, with JIT, kanban systems, visual workplace and lean manufacturing practices.

Jose worked for 10 years at Cordis Corporation, now a Cardinal Health company, where he led the successful tooling, process development and qualification of Cordis' first PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) catheter. His medical device experience includes surgical instruments, PTA & PTCA dilatation and guiding catheters, plastic surgery implants and tissue expanders, urology implants and devices for the treatment of incontinence, delivery systems for brachytherapy, orthopaedic implants and instruments, and vascular surgery grafts and textiles.

During his time at Cordis, Jose managed the Maintenance and Facilities Department, taking that operation to a level rated as "tops" by the UK Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) during one of their intensive audits. Jose managed Manufacturing Engineering as part of the Guiding Catheter Core Team of managers, a team that took the Cordis Guiding Catheter business to lead the market, bringing it up from fourth place.

By introducing world-class techniques, the Guiding Catheter design and manufacturing was completely re-engineered for robust design and tooling, under Jose's leadership. He was also instrumental and played a leadership role in the complete re-engineering of the Tooling Control System, including design drafting, the tool shop and technical support.

Wherever he has worked, he has a track record of introducing world-class methodologies such as Kepner-Tregoe, Taguchi techniques, Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing, Five S (Visual Workplace), process validation to Global Harmonization Task Force standards, and similar approaches.