Topics: Medical Product Design, KMC360, IVD instrument development program, Medical instrument Design, KMC Systems, medical device design, Simulation in product development, simulation based design, Medical device simulation modeling, ivd product development, ivd instrument development
KMC Systems, Inc. is dedicated to protecting and saving lives through advancing health care technologies that help people on more personal and customizable levels. Working closely with OEMs and start-ups, KMC Systems continually pioneers innovative solutions to meet the increased medical device design and manufacturing market demand.
Topics: KMC Systems, medical device design, IVD instrument development program, In Vitro Diagnostics, ivd instrument development, medical device design and manufacturing, medical device, proven processes
KMC looks back on 2012 as a year of advancement in medical device design and manufacturing for both our customers and us. Our technical and manufacturing teams were focused on enhancing existing lean manufacturing processes and optimizing design through simulation modeling and collaborative development.
Topics: KMC360, medical device manufacturer, medical device manufacturers, KMC Systems, medical device contract manufacturing, simulation based design, Medical device simulation modeling, lean medical device manufacturing
KMC Systems becomes the experts with your instrument so our depot level support is a natural extension of our design and manufacturing services. We provide medical device depot level support in various ways, including:
Topics: medical device, medical device manufacturer, proven process, proven processes, medical device contract manufacturer, KMC Systems, medical device contract manufacturing, medical device manufacturing
Part 2 of KMC's "Lean Medical Device Manufacturing" blog series
Aside from the improved cost, time-to-market and quality benefits for KMC customers, the lean medical device manufacturing philosophy in the medical manufacturing process also empowers employees.
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“One of the early concerns with introducing lean practices at KMC was that there may be a reduction in the work force,” David Burns, KMC’s assembly manager, said. “That’s a big misconception. In fact, lean medical device manufacturing actually has the reverse effect. By creating greater efficiencies, there is more opportunity to cross-train and make employees even more valuable to the company and the company more valuable to the employees. The more skill sets an employee has, the more valuable they are.”
Part 1 of a two-part series
Applying its lean manufacturing practices to medical devices and instrumentation, KMC Systems Inc. is achieving significant time-to-market, cost and quality improvements for its customers. “Lean manufacturing helps us trace, create and maintain efficiencies with regards to labor and material expenses,” David Burns, KMC’s assembly manager, explained. “Using lean principles, we are better able to show the customer more accurately what it costs to build and test the device and deliver on that.”
Topics: medical device manufacturer, KMC Systems, medical device contract manufacturing, medical device lean manufacturing, lean manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, lean medical device manufacturing, medical contract manufacturing, medical device development and manufacturing, lean manufacturing practices
Posted by Patty Duffey and Gail Jones
October 23, 2012
Engineers are sometimes lightheartedly teased for their intense and intuitive focus on solving or fixing mechanical and electrical things, as mimicked here in "The Knack." Yet, many of our engineers also excel at taking on new challenges and activities beyond work with confidence and ease.
From home schooling four children, coaching and building their own homes to beekeeping, gardening and wine-making, KMC Systems, Inc.'s engineers engage in a multitude of other pursuits.
The company’s policy of every other Friday off enables many to expand upon their external interests. Some believe their life outside of work makes them even more productive at their jobs.
Below is a glimpse of four employees who bravely shared how they use their time off to the fullest extent. Collectively, they have more than thirty hobbies and each is passionate about both their professional and personal lives.