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

The Key to Leveraging Multiple Engineering Disciplines in Medical Device Design

Of the multitude of disciplines required for designing and developing medical devices, what's the best mix for total product life cycle management? How does each stage and department work together to achieve a quality finished product? 

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Topics: medical device design, Total Product Life Cycle

How Does a Medical Contract Manufacturer Vet an Opportunity?

Have you ever thought about how a medical device manufacturer would vet a business opportunity?

Vetting a business opportunity is a critical first step in building a relationship between an OEM and a Supplier.


In the October issue of MPO, a feature article written by Jim Stommen entitled "Let the Vetting Begin" offers insight to the early interactions of an OEM and a supplier as they both evaluate the business partnering relationship. This topic was also discussed recently at the 4th Annual MPO Symposium during the "Building the Bridge Between OEM Design and Outsourced Manufacturing" panel session.

Ron Jellison, Executive Director of Business Development for KMC Systems was one of the panelists that offered insight to the vetting process used at KMC Systems, Inc.

"When evaluating a large OEM business opportunity we look at the types of products in their portfolio, the competition in their industry, their product sales/distribution channel, and the alignment of our quality system to theirs. For a start-up company, having confidence with the management team and their technical, financial and schedule objectives is an essential foundation for a successful business partnering relationship. " stated Jellison.

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Topics: medical device manufacturer, medical device contract manufacturer, KMC Systems, medical device contract manufacturing, Medical Product Manufacturing, medical device manufacturing, medical contract manufacturing, Total Product Life Cycle, medical device, medical device outsourced manufacturer