How FDA Evaluates Your Quality Management System – Webinar

Promoted by: ASQ-Dallas Food, Drug & Cosmetics SIG

Live Webinar on Jul 27, 2018 | 01:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT


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Short Abstract:

QSR imposes many requirements but contain little detail in how to implement them; however, failure to appropriately interpret these requirements could result in significant impact on your company, which may include temporary or permanent removal of your device from the market.

Areas Covered in the Webinar:

  • Introduction to FDA Regulations
  • Overview of Quality System Regulations (“QSR”)
  • How FDA Evaluates Your Quality Management System (“QMS”)
  • Most Inclusive Requirement: Document Control
  • Most Critical FDA Non-conformances
  • Most Common FDA Non-conformances

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FDA Software Validation and Verification, Computer System Validation: Step-by-Step – Webinar

Promoted by: ASQ-Dallas Food, Drug & Cosmetics SIG

Live Webinar on Aug 08, 2018 | Available All Day | Duration: 60 Min By: Carolyn Troiano


The FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) requirements for validation of your manufacturing and quality system software can conjure up a lot of questions. Understanding the actual guidelines and best practices for meeting these requirements isn’t always clear. Your software may be compliant, but you may not be. This webinar provides you answers to the top most Six common software validation and documentation questions asked by the others in FDA regulated industries and express the best practices for meeting the instruction.

The FDA mandates that software used for the design, manufacture, packaging, labeling, storage, installation, and servicing of all finished devices intended for human use shall be validated. While ISO (International Organization for Standardization) and SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley) regulations are not as clear about the validation process, they have to need that software development lifecycle processes be followed in areas where they apply because software validation demonstrates evidence which provides a best result of assurance that a specific process will always generate the expected result or output of the given input.

Documentation is required for Regulatory Validation:

  • Software Validation Protocol (Validation Plan)
  • System /Software Requirements Specification
  • Network Diagram
  • Risk Analysis
  • 21 CFR Part 11 Compliance Analysis
  • Verification Protocol (Test Plan)

Session Highlights:

  • Computer System Validation (CSV)
  • System Development Life Cycle (SDLC) Methodology
  • Good “Variable” Practice (GxP) (Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP), Good Laboratory Practice (GLP), Good Clinical Practice (GCP))
  • User Requirements Specification (URS) to include high-level needs in language familiar to the user
  • Operational Qualification (OQ)
  • System Acceptance by the user or owner of the system
  • ….. and more



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Exploring the FDA Refuse-To-Accept (RTA) Guidance for 510(k) Submissions – Webinar

Promoted by: ASQ-Dallas Food, Drug & Cosmetics SIG

Live Webinar on May 31, 2018 | 01:00 PM ET | 12:00 PM CT | 10:00 AM PT | Duration: 60 Min By: Angela Bazigos


Are you contain necessary component or you complete all step of 510(k) submission to allow consume Center resources?

The Office of Device Evaluation (ODE) receives approximately 6500 Premarket Notification (5100) submissions every year. Many of these submissions are incomplete or grossly inadequate, as they fail to contain the components necessary to allow substantive review of the submission and inappropriately consume Center resources. As a means to employ more effectively the Centers resources, the FDA has implemented procedures to ensure that 510Ks meet a minimum threshold of acceptability; otherwise the Center will refuse to accept the submissions for substantive review.

The FDA has instigated a Refuse to Accept Policy and will no longer accept 510K submissions that do not meet a minimum threshold of acceptability. By doing so, the Center for Devices and Radiological Health, will be able to focus substantive review on submissions that are complete. It is expected that 510(K)s that are accepted under this new policy, will be reviewed more quickly.

Our expert Angela Bazigos help you to understand the various cause of refusion to accept 510(k) Submissions.

Why should you attend:

In this webinar, you will learn what the FDA expects for a 510K submission. By following the principles outlined in this webinar, you will minimize the risk of your submission being rejected and you will increase the potential for a speedy review and approval by the agency.

Session Highlights:

  • FDA’s Guidance on Refuse to Accept
  • Pre-Submission Interaction
  • 510(K) Refuse to Accept Policies and Procedures High Level
    • the 510(k) Checklist
    • FDA Review Clock
    • Notification of Acceptance Review Result
  • Refuse to Accept Principles – Details
  • Refuse to Accept Checklist – Details
  • Acceptance Review Checklist  Details
  • Traditional vs Non-Traditional 510(K)s



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Director, Quality & Continuous Improvement – Corpus Christi, TX


This position will be responsible for building and leading a top-notch Quality and Continuous Improvement organization for a leading manufacturing company and will be a direct contributor to the formulation of the company’s business plan and strategic initiatives. The position will also be responsible for deploying Lean and Six Sigma improvement initiatives across the company. The position, which covers Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Lean functions for Product Development, Manufacturing, Quality, and Supplier Quality, etc. Is located in Corpus Christi, TX and reports to the company President.


  • Build and manage a superior Quality and Continuous Improvement organization that is highly focused on its goals of achieving outstanding product and process Quality.
  • As part of the Senior Executive Team, assist in the definition of the company’s long-term business strategy and manage related Quality and Continuous Improvement strategic objectives.
  • Develop, implement, and manage the Quality and Continuous Improvement Team’s goals and objectives while building the company’s capabilities in Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Lean Methodologies.
  • Preserve high levels of customer satisfaction while supporting the balance of Quality with business objectives.
  • Integrate the use of Lean Six Sigma Tools and Methodologies into all business related processes and procedures.
  • Pursue the delivery of best-in-class products by developing top-notch quality strategies and performance metrics.
  • Lead cross-functional projects and initiatives to deliver process improvements, lean strategies, and best practices in the areas of lean manufacturing, six sigma, kaizen, etc.
  • Be recognized as a key Champion of Change throughout the company ensuring that process improvement activity is communicated, supported, and celebrated within the organization.
  • Collaborate closely with product development teams to improve the new product development stage-gate process by strengthening the procedures and processes used for CTQ development, testing, design review, risk analysis, and document control.
  • Select and manage the implementation of a Supplier Quality Management System that will aid in the development of a world-class supply chain.
  • Cultivate a customer related Quality environment that is acceptable to change and will advance Continuous Improvement in all processes using Lean methods.
  • Lead change management activities that will promote the company’s transition to a Lean thinking organization.
  • To achieve Quality, Lean Transformation, and Customer Service objectives, define and execute associated company goals, business metrics, and improvement strategies.
  • Ensure product and process quality is in compliance with government and industry standards & codes.
  • Implement Continuous Improvement corrective actions to better customer satisfaction and brand loyalty by analyzing customer and field performance data for possible areas of improvement.
  • Improve and enhance all company processes through the use of Lean Methods like Gemba Walks, 6S, SQDC Boards, Kaizen Events, etc.
  • Improve and enhance all company processes through the use of quality tools like SPC, Standard Work, Control Plans, etc.
  • Mentor, coach, and train the organization on the use and implementation of key Quality Tools.
  • Mentor, coach, and train the organization on the use and implementation of Lean Methods and Tools.


  • At least ten years of progressive experience and accomplishments in Quality/ Continuous Improvement/ Lean Methodologies with at least five years of managerial experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline.
  • Solid background with multi-site manufacturing operations.
  • Sound business and financial acumen with motivation to maximize company profits.
  • Strong executive presence.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively partner with the business leadership and influence the strategic and tactical business interests of the organization.
  • Demonstrable experience in culture development, change management, and process improvement with a proven ability to analyze business needs and make recommendations for improvements as required.
  • Experience in an area outside of Quality like R&D, Manufacturing, Product Development, Process Engineering, etc.
  • Superior communicator with outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships across all organizational levels.
  • Ability to influence team dynamics in a cross-functional environment regarding Quality, Continuous Improvement, and Lean goals and objectives.
  • Solid relationship building and project management skills with the ability to work effectively with and gain acceptance for company initiatives throughout the organization.
  • CQE and/or CQM.
  • Experience directing Lean Kaizen activities using Lean Tools like Gemba Walks, 5S, SQDC Boards, SMED, TPM, Kanban, Standard Work, Value Stream Mapping, etc.
  • Black Belt in Lean and/or Six Sigma.
  • ISO/QS/TS type Quality System experience.
  • Supplier Quality Management System experience.
  • An understanding of Supply Chain Logistics.
  • Experience with PCB assembly.
  • Solid understanding of statistical methods and their application to product/ process engineering.
  • Excellent project management background with a history of implementing process improvements.
  • Experience implementing a Lean System.
  • Ability to travel 25% to 30%.


For additional information, please contact:
John Zee
President, Zee Executive Search (BSEE – MBA)

3PLs & 4PLs – Webinar

Promoted by: ASQ-Dallas Food, Drug & Cosmetics SIG

On-Demand Webinar Duration: 61 Min


In addition to providing traditional transportation and logistics services, today’s 3PLs and 4PLs provide a wealth of value to their food and beverage customers. Join industry executives for a roundtable discussion about this evolving role and how it affects the expectations and relationships between 3PLs/4PLs and their customers.



Todd Ewing
Director – Product Management

Ewing has more than a decade of experience in B2B software. Prior to his current role at Verizon Telematics, he has held a number of leadership positions in marketing, including Senior Product Manager at SageQuest, where he was responsible for managing marketing programs and demand generations efforts. Prior to that, Ewing was the Channel Manager at D&B, where he successfully developed and supported a program to introduce products into inside sales channels. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Science in Creative Writing and Mass Communications from Miami University.


Michael A. Jones
Senior Vice President — Development and Innovation

Mike leads Armada’s growth strategy and the development of services in the marketplace for outsourced supply chain solutions. This includes the services necessary to achieve client objectives and satisfy marketplace demands, and encompasses the continued innovation of Armada’s service offerings for outsourced supply chain solutions, strategic partnerships, mergers and acquisitions.

Mike has been with Armada for 13 years with responsibilities for profitable business growth and new service development, strategic client partnerships, and business development. Mike has 25 years of business strategy and management experience, with 20 years in the foodservice industry innovating and transforming supply chains for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to privately held.

Mike holds a B.S. in Industrial Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).


Marc D. Lebovitz
Romark Logistics

Marc Lebovitz is President of Romark Logistics and has been actively involved in all facets of the business as employee and owner since 1991. As President, he oversees all strategic and daily operations of the company. Romark is a leading third-party logistics provider that focuses on personalized service for small to multi-national companies, specializing in the food & beverage industry. It operates more than 6 million square feet of warehouse space with locations in NJ, PA, TX, GA and CA.

Marc also serves as a Principal of Woodmont Industrial Partners, which owns and manages a portfolio of more than 2.5 million square feet of industrial properties. Woodmont Industrial Partner investments focus on globally oriented seaport and inland port markets in the Eastern United States.

Professional Development Meeting – 2018 April 26th

Tutorial Meeting Topic:
Running Hurdles – Winning at Quality

Presentation Topic:
Online Marketing – Find & Connect with potential Prospects & Clients

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Starting at 6:15pm with a two speaker Panel session: Running Hurdles: Winning at Quality

What hurdles does your company face day to day? Learn how to navigate possible project pitfalls and find solutions from those who have already experienced them through an interactive case study presentation. These same hurdles, including obstacles to communication, lack of empowerment of the right people within a team, suppliers who do not have the expertise needed, inadequate project planning and project management are encountered in many industries. Patti Rossman and Cody Mahaffey lead Globiox, a Life Sciences consulting firm whose team has many years of experience in every facet of quality compliance within their industry. They will cover some of the main hurdles and solutions seen throughout quality, but also the issues that are more behind the scenes which spurred Patti Rossman to create Life Science Women’s Conference.

Dinner will follow the panel session at 7:10pm to include monthly announcements and updates for the month.

Our After Dinner topic (7:30pm) will feature Integrated Marketing and Certified Social Media Strategist Terry Sullivan who will address the topic of how businesses and individuals can effectively use the latest online marketing tools to find and connect with potential prospects and clients.

Widely considered to be a “Guru of LinkedIn Terry has trained more than 6,200 business leaders, owners and individuals across the nation on how to create a unique online brand that gets results. His inspiring training programs focus on keyword optimization, branding and Social Selling strategies that help his clients tap into the unlimited world of Social Media to get better leads, more prospects and clients.

Meeting Date: April 26, 2018
Meeting Time: 6:00 to 8:30
Dinner Price: $25.00

Meeting Location:
Crowne Plaza Addison
14315 Midway Rd, Addison, TX 75001

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Cowtown Quality Roundup 2018


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Friday, April 20, 2018

8:00 am – 5:00 pm


Radisson Hotel

Fort Worth North – Fossil Creek



Cost: $127 – a Great Value!

Includes: Continental Breakfast, Buffet Lunch, Afternoon Break


Memory Jogger, Door Prizes, CA$H Lotteries

Sorry… no early bird or multi-person discounts are available.

We give equivalent back in the 2-3 Lotteries valued $50 to $250


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