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Corrective Action Preventive Action (CAPA)

Corrective action/preventive action (CAPA) is the key to continuous improvement in an organization.

Corrective action/preventive action (CAPA) basically consists of retroactive or proactive improvement. Corrective action is a company’s efforts to fix a mistake and keep it from happening again. Preventive action is when a company anticipates a problem and takes measures to avoid or mitigate it. Effective CAPA procedures are key to a company's quality improvement efforts.

Simplifying CAPA: Seven Steps
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Make CAPA work for your organization.

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From Paper to Completely Digital

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There are pros and cons to any approach to CAPA. In this white paper, learn about the different kinds of CAPA systems and what to consider before adopting them.

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Finding the Root Cause

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One of the most challenging parts of the CAPA process is determining root cause. Sometimes the root cause is buried under smaller problems that could be addressed but wouldn’t ultimately solve the problem. Learn about the CAPA tools and methodology that will help you get to the root cause every time.

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From CAPA to Innovation

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CAPA is important in a regulated environment, but without innovation it doesn’t lead to continuous improvement. Instead of putting out fires, learn how to proactively improve quality.

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A Q&A With a CAPA Pro

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CAPA expert Ken Peterson shares his knowledge of the essentials in quality event management, the approach most companies take, and how CAPA procedures should ultimately help a company.

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Avoiding Death by CAPA

Companies overwhelm themselves when they decide to turn every issue into a CAPA. In some cases, issues can be resolved more effectively in a much less formal way. When everything becomes a CAPA, it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Fortunately, effective CAPA tools and reports can be found in robust software systems.

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CAPA Management Software

CAPA is an important part of improving quality in an organization. So, it makes sense to connect it to your other quality processes. MasterControl CAPA is part of our integrated, fully digital quality management solution. Companies use our system to track if an issue warrants a CAPA and to ensure proper resolution.

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