Webinar Description: Quality control and other testing laboratories play a critical role for manufacturers, as well as research and development organizations. The data they generate is often a proxy for a product’s safety, quality and performance. Analysts who test products are usually the last line of defense to prevent substandard products from reaching and negatively impacting consumers. For research and development, the direction of projects can be solely guided by test results that laboratories generate. Their importance to organizations often means a high pressure for testing laboratories to perform constantly and consistently. Some factors that compound stresses for many testing laboratories are the variety of internal and/or external customers, high sample volumes, large variety of tests, tight timelines, difficult customers and diverging priorities.
This webinar will shed light on processes, systems, organizational considerations and other factors that can create higher performing laboratories in both normal and challenging work environments.
Attendees will benefit from:
• Understanding how to manage lab stress
• Understanding how to manage difficult customers
• Understanding how to maintain a high throughput
• Implementing systems that increase efficiency
• Juggling multiple projects, customers and demands
Price: Free for Members / $49 Non-member
Instructor: Fred Meadows
Bio: The instructor studied chemistry at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University earning a B.S. in chemistry and a Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from Georgia State University. He has spent the last 23 years in various industries including agriculture, specialty chemicals, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. Currently, he is Senior Technical Advisor of Product Supply Management and Chemistry Manufacturing and Controls with the United States Pharmacopeia advising companies in low- and middle-income countries in all technical aspects of manufacturing. He has been instructing soft skills courses for Rubber Division, ACS since 2020.