3 Technologies Changing Medical Contract Manufacturing Supply Chain

A report1 published by the IBM Institute for Business Value declares that three emerging technologies have the power to transition the world from “a hardware-based to a software-defined global supply chain” and that these technologies will radically alter the nature of manufacturing as we know it. 

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Topics: medical device manufacturer, medical device contract manufacturer, medical device contract manufacturing, News, medical device manufacturing, medical contract manufacturing, medical device design and manufacturing, medical device development and manufacturing, medical device development, medical product outsourcing, software engineering, mechanical engineering, robotics, medical robotics, medical device supply chain management, medical devices supply chain

Medical Quality Control: KMC's Gail Wiegand’s Passion for Excellence

This is the third in a three-part series on KMC Systems' medical device quality assurance practices.

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Topics: KMC Systems, medical device development and manufacturing, medical device quality assurance

KMC’s Lean Medical Manufacturing Philosophy, Practice

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.”

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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

Strategies for Rapid Medical Device Development

Rapid product development offers an inherent competitive advantage in the field of medical instruments. There are a number of different strategies that have been utilized in order to achieve results in a minimal amount of time with varying levels of success.

Over time, one thing has become clear. In order to streamline the entire process of developing medical instruments, a holistic approach is critical. In particular a holistic approach with focus on technologies, processes, healthcare management and people. Here is a closer look at some strategies for successful medical instrument rapid product development and how a holistic approach can address them.

  1. When the ultimate desire is speed, one strategy is to leverage appropriate off the shelf technologies that will not only reduce the amount of development time needed , but will also have the product features that meets the needs of the end user at a value perceived price point.

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Topics: Medical Product Design, medical device development and manufacturing, medical device development, rapid product development, Medical Instrument Rapid Product Development