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February 21, 2017

Northwest Analytics will be a featured speaker at #IFPAC 2017 February 27-March 2, 2017.

As more pharmaceutical and life sciences companies are beginning to integrate tools to meet CPV guidelines, the focus  is on constantly monitoring the most important parameters (Critical Process Parameters- CPPs) effecting product quality (Critical Quality Attributes- CQAs). Although analytics is the key to implementing these projects many challenges exist. Where do you start a CPV initiative? Who should be involved? How do you ensure success?

Northwest Analytics (NWA) has worked with many pharmaceutical and life sciences manufacturers to deploy sustainable CPV  projects, moving...

January 31, 2017

Northwest Analytics and Its Customers featured at the 21st ARC Industry Forum

Every year, ARC Advisory Group plays hosts to a variety of conferences and forums across the world that bring together leaders from across the manufacturing spectrum to drive the conversation around the top industry issues. Northwest Analytics executives will be key participants in leading the discussion at the 21st Annual ARC World Industry Forum “Industry in Transition: Realizing the Digital Enterprise”, related to the ROI that can be generated by the application of enterprise manufacturing analytics to existing process data and known best practices for achieving an analytics-driven...

January 30, 2017

21st Annual ARC World Industry Forum- Albemarle Corporation

Albemarle Corporation, a Northwest Analytics’ customer, will be a featured speaker at the 21st Annual ARC World Industry Forum in February.

Quickly becoming a recognized leader in the use of real-time manufacturing analytics, Albemarle’s Jonathan Alexander will showcase the ability to pro-actively monitor process stability and health with real-time analytics, and how Albemarle Corporation went from reacting and responding to problems after they impacted product quality to detecting and preventing them.

Mr. Alexander’s presentation will discuss how Albemarle leverages real-...

January 27, 2017

The Dow Chemical Company at the 21st Annual ARC World Industry Forum

Northwest Analytics’ customer, The Dow Chemical Company, will be a featured speaker at the 21st Annual ARC World Industry Forum in February.

Recognized as one of the global leaders in the application of real-time analytics to manufacturing process data to predict and prevent potential process issues, Dow Chemical’s Mary Beth Seasholtz will drive the discussion about best practices for implementing manufacturing analytics to drive value from existing process data.

As a data services technical leader at Dow...

August 5, 2016

Applied SPC with NWA Quality Analyst - October 10 & 11, 2016 in Portland Oregon

NWA Quality Analyst Training 
October 10 & 11, 2016 in Portland Oregon​

May 10, 2016

Coming to Chicago for a Two Day Training - Applied SPC with NWA Quality Analyst

On June 2 & 3, 2016, you can join Northwest Analyst experts for a hands-on training class in the windy city- Chicago, IL.  You will gain expertise using NWA Quality Analyst while applying statistical quality control techniques in a dynamic classroom environment.  You’ll work individually and in team to solve problems in a simulated manufacturing process.

Learn how to maximize the use of NWA Quality Analyst and exploit the advantages of the Windows environment.

Brief Course Outline:

  • Overview of SPC
  • Review of SPC Tools
  • NWA Quality Analyst...
December 16, 2015

Northwest Analytics & Processing Magazine

A recent piece from Processing Magazine – Productive Perspectives: How Process Industries Are Ahead of Their Time – noted the challenges of applying robust analytics to manufacturing process data.

The diversity of data sources related to process data – MES, process historians, LIMS, HMI/SCADA, quality systems – is not only one of the major obstacles manufacturers face when it comes to applying analytics to generate real-time (analytics-based) alarms to drive process improvement. That obstacle is also one that any leading enterprise manufacturing intelligence (EMI) solution can...

August 19, 2015

Saving time and improving the value of data with Quality Monitor database lookups

Designers of NWA Quality Monitor® data collection screens often face a trade-off between collecting the descriptive information they need when performing analytics or presenting real-time dashboards and the desire to streamline the data collection process.  Too little descriptive information and you lose valuable context needed for analysis and reporting.  Too much and the data entry task becomes time-consuming and frustrating for staff.

Many of our Quality Information System customers are able to use QM's ability to...

August 3, 2015

Improving Analytical Laboratory Management with Real-time Visibility into Test Method QA/QC

Laboratory managers are under increasing pressure to prove that their analytical results are accurate and reliable to their colleagues using those results to make decisions, control processes, and determine the fate of final product.  Real-time visibility into lab method QA/QC will meet this need while providing a tool for better laboratory management.


February 12, 2015

Chemical Industry Leadership Forum- New Orleans

The Chemical Industry Leadership Forum drew more than 50 senior management attendees from leading worldwide chemical manufacturers gathered last week (February 3rd) in New Orleans to discuss the challenges of managing manufacturing big data, and offer insights on how the value of that data can be unlocked to improve process efficiency and the bottom line.

Leading the conversation at the invitation-only Forum was Dr. Lloyd Colegrove, Data Services Director and Fundamental Problem Solving Director from The Dow...

“NWA Quality Analyst allows us to do things the way we want. It easily adapts to our changing business needs.”

Panna Chaudhari, PhD, VP Scientific Affairs, Fortitech

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