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Is Lean Manufacturing Your Cost Savings Solution?

Lean production is not a new concept in the manufacturing industry. Today, it is applied throughout our everyday life; we just often don’t recognize it. When done right, lean doesn’t just change the way you manufacture; it is a philosophy that changes the way you think about manufacturing. And it doesn’t only apply to the manufacturing floor... 

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Topics: lean manufacturing

KMC Wins 2016 PMI New Hampshire Chapter Project of the Year

Congratulations to KMC Systems - winner of the 2016 PMI NH Project of the Year Award.

Founded in 1969, the Project Management Institute (PMI) delivers value for more than 2.9 million professionals working in nearly every country in the world through global advocacy, collaboration, education and research. Each year, PMI celebrates the best of the best in project management. Their professional awards honor organizations, groups and individuals "whose passion, talent and expertise make the greatest contributions to the project management profession". 

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Topics: Project Management

Next Generation Dx Summit - Register Now and Save $200

The Next Generation Dx Summit convenes more than 1,000 international diagnostic professionals for valuable networking and comprehensive programming spanning from clinical diagnostics to business strategy. Use the link and code below to register now and save $200. Be sure to stop by Booth #300 to visit the KMC Systems team in Washington, DC.

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Topics: Trade Shows

Validation and Contract Manufacturing – The Make or Break Relationship

Bob Marshall, chief editor of Med Device Online, recently published the fourth article in a series of five about medical device development and FDA approvals. In this article, he addresses the importance of validation and manufacturing transfer in the scheme of preparing for FDA inspections. “You have proven your concept, fully specified your design, and verified that the design output satisfies your design input requirements,” he states, “It is time for the most pivotal portion of the product development life-cycle. I like to call this fourth stage; validation/manufacturing transfer.” He calls this phase the dress rehearsal for commercialization.

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Topics: medical contract manufacturing

Plan for Success with Sustaining Engineering in Medical Device Development, Manufacturing

When your medical device development project is under pressure to get to market and the project is critical to your company’s success, you'll need a dedicated outsourcing partner who can provide engineering expertise that includes sustaining engineering. How can sustaining engineering ensure successful handoff to manufacturing?  KMC's  executive director of engineering, Scott Leon, weighs in.  

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Topics: software engineering, medical sustaining engineering

Let's Meet at AACC 2017 July 30 - Aug. 03 in San Diego

We hope to see you in San Diego for AACC 2017! Every year we look forward to connecting with global leaders in clinical chemistry, molecular diagnostics, mass spectrometry, translational medicine
 and other areas of groundbreaking discoveries in medical and life science innovation. KMC Systems will be at booth 5423. Please stop by!

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Topics: AACC

What's so Cool About Manufacturing? Londonderry Middle School Students Win NH Economic Business Development Video Contest.

KMC Systems was proud to participate in Londonderry Middle School's project and submission to the New Hampshire Division of Economic Development's What's So Cool About Manufacturing? Contest. 2017 marks the the third year that New Hampshire middle school students have competed in a "What's So Cool About Manufacturing" contest to investigate, interpret and report on manufacturing in NH. 

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Topics: medical manufacturing

Accessibility, Advantages and Challenges of 3D Printing for Designers and Developers

In an article that addresses the accessibility of 3D printing to today’s businesses as well as hobbyists and designers, Nermin Hajdarbegovic, technical editor for toptal, helps to clarify the difference technologies as well as the benefits and challenges of taking on 3D printing. Hajdarbegovic states, “3D printing is not a new technology, but recent advances in several fields have made it more accessible to hobbyists and businesses.” He also poses some important questions.

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Topics: medical manufacturing, 3D Printing

Free SLAS2017 Exhibit Pass or $100 Off Full Registration*

If you haven't already signed up for your SLAS2017 exhibit pass or full conference pass, now is the time. KMC Systems and SLAS are offering a free exhibit pass or $100 off full conference registration for first time attendees*.

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Topics: SLAS2017

The Benefits of Co-located Engineering and Manufacturing Teams

Need engineering and manufacturing expertise to bring your product from concept through production? It helps to chose a firm that offers both engineering and manufacturing as part of a total product lifecycle approach. Keeping your project under one roof optimizes invention and mitigates risk during the transition from engineering and design to production. Medical Device Developments spoke with KMC's Mike Kallelis about this very topic.

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Topics: medical contract manufacturing, Total Product Life Cycle, medical engineering