Posts categorized as“Manufacturing”

Lindsey

5 Tricks that reduce low volume supplier lead times

Negotiating low volume lead supplier times is not without challenges. Vendors can look at low volume quantities or lower dollar value orders as less priority or of importance to fulfill.  Adding to this challenge, Just In Time (JIT) delivery is often used to meet on demand client sales orders. The pre-planned anticipated lead time in […]

Vanessa Del Castillo Faria

How to extract good value from your medical device supply chain

Manufacturing low volume, high complex medical device products requires sourcing highly customized and expensive parts. This makes it hard to extract good value from your medical device supply chain. While high-volume production enables economies of scale, low volume custom-made production involves fewer parts to absorb product development, tooling and production equipment costs.

Dana Trousil

First-to-Market Vs. robust commercialization: trade-offs, tips, and tactics

Bringing your medical device to market involves a lot of trade-offs. First-to-Market Vs. robust commercialization process. Do you launch quickly with a minimum viable product? There may be significant post-launch changes in order to be the first to market. Possible negative feedback from rushing to market may destroy any device adoption. Perhaps going through an […]

Kathryne Young

Lean for Small Scale Manufacturing

When most people think of Lean Manufacturing, they think of large, gleaming, gazillion square foot manufacturing spaces where every surface is clean, meticulously labelled and taped off.  Happy workers reach for their conveniently placed tools on their shadow boards and work on mistake-proof assembly stations. They think of Toyota, or Boeing, or any manner of […]