Overcoming MedTech Challenge #3: Mass Customization and 3D Printing

Patients are bringing a consumer mindset to healthcare interactions and medtech companies are creating consumer-oriented technologies to improve the experience. Innovation is allowing the personaliza……

Overcoming MedTech Challenge #2: Intelligent Data Analytics

Increased complexity in products, global supply chains, regulatory landscapes and the rise of the Internet of Medical Things are generating big data, including exponential growth in digital sources o……

Overcoming MedTech Challenge #1: Accelerated Product Innovation

New technologies are reshaping the medical device and diagnostic (MD&D) industry and research and development (R&D) investments are growing: connected devices, wearable technologies, the Inte……

Manufacturing Product Quality Excellence

Medical Device and Diagnostic (MD&D) manufacturers have an opportunity to transform their relationship with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and in the process to improve their manufa……

The Leanest Lean You Have Ever Seen

Lean manufacturing represents a cultural change at all levels of a company. Its prime objective is to eliminate waste, whatever form that takes. The most obvious examples in the production area might……

Crossing the Chasm from ERP to APS

Today we well know that, with few exceptions, ERP systems assume adequate resources are available when required, i.e. resources have infinite capacity. ERP systems have a BOM exploder and inventory c……

A Crystal Ball for the Supply Chain: Bringing Current and Future Capacity into the Delivery Equation

In companies all over the world there is a trend that seems to be common. Competition is increasing both from the company’s traditional competitors and from new entrants to the market place, often fr……