RAPS Twin Cities Chapter: Root Cause Investigation for CAPA

As defined by Wikipedia, “Corrective and preventative actions (CAPA) are improvements to an organization's processes taken to eliminate causes of non-conformities or other undesirable situations.” In the medical device and pharmaceutical industries, CAPA is often required as part of the quality management system. Root Cause Investigation for CAPA is a proven methodology ideal for investigating any performance change. Some of the most common examples include change in the performance of a product (tangible or intangible), machine or equipment, work process or system (physical or virtual) or escalated consumer complaints.

Based upon 40+ years’ experience, Root Cause Investigation for CAPA integrates problem solving techniques from Total Quality Management (TQM), Six Sigma, Kaizen, DMAIC (define, measure, analyze, improve, control), as well as other techniques to identify:

  • Technical root cause(s):  the change(s) that occurred
  • Systemic root cause(s): system failures that allowed the change(s) to occur
  • Corrective and/or preventive actions: restore performance to previous levels
  • Control plan: prevent recurrence

This program is coordinated by the RAPS Twin Cities Chapter and is intended to encourage knowledge sharing and community development. Breakfast will be provided. RAC holders may claim three RAC recertification credits.




  • At a Glance
  • Agenda
  • Speaker
  • Registration Info
  • Cancellation

At a Glance

Date:

Monday, 6 November 2017 (7:00–11:00 am CDT) 

Location:

Hilton Minneapolis/St. Paul Airport-Mall of America
3800 American Boulevard East
Bloomington MN 55425
+1 952 854 2100

Directions are available online.

RAC Credits:

3 RAC certification credits upon completion of the program 

Registration Fees:

RAPS Members: $45          
List: $60

Agenda

Monday, 6 November 2017

7:00–7:30 am      Registration Check In and Continental Breakfast
7:30–11:00 am    Speaker Presentation, Q&A Session and Networking

Speaker

Rob Weaver, president, Weaver Consulting

Registration Info

RAPS Members: $45          
List: $60

Contact RAPS Solutions Center at +1 301 770 2920, ext. 200, or email raps@raps.org to learn about the special student registration rate.

>> Registration Online

>> Registration Form (PDF) – for registration by mail or fax.

Other Information

RAPS reserves the right to cancel this program at its sole discretion. RAPS will not be responsible for travel or other costs incurred due to cancellation. 

Photo Release: By registering for this program, you acknowledge that your picture may be taken by RAPS agents and consent to the use of your name and likeness by RAPS for any RAPS use as deemed appropriate by the organization.

Questions? Call RAPS Solutions Center at +1 301 770 2920, ext. 200, or email raps@raps.org.

Program Contacts

Local contact: Lena Cordie, chair, RAPS Twin Cities Chapter
RAPS contact: Wesley Carr, senior program manager, chapter and volunteer relations

Cancellation

Registration fees for this event are nonrefundable. Substitutions may be accepted with written approval from RAPS. If you have questions or concerns, please contact RAPS customer service at +1 301 770 2920, ext. 200, or via email at raps@raps.org.

RAPS reserves the right to cancel this program at its sole discretion. RAPS will not be responsible for travel or other costs incurred due to cancellation.