Posts categorized as“Manufacturing”

Alex Gunson

5 LEAN Manufacturing Techniques for Medical Device NPI

Waste in manufacturing drives up product costs affecting both short term profitability and the long-term adoption curve. LEAN Principles that reduce waste are widely adopted to improve high volume manufacturing, but how can they be applied to New Product Introduction (NPI) for medical devices? This blog shows how applying these 5 LEAN Manufacturing Techniques for […]

Vanessa Del Castillo Faria

Supply Chain Reports that keep your eye on the ball

Having overcome the challenges of transferring a product design into manufacturing, it is time to enter a new process cycle. At this stage, Supply Chain Reports are essential to assess and monitor costs, processing and material flow. Supply Chain Reports can be a great source of data, providing insight into how processes are going, and […]

Astero StarFish

Where do you find inspiration for work?

Many have paused work for a COVID-19 required break. As an essential business, our work did not pause.  We asked our content team of engineers, regulatory, quality, design, and program management creative professionals where they find inspiration for their contributions to medical device development. This blog is about finding inspiration for your work as summer […]

Astero StarFish

Optics handling during manufacturing

Our Optics experts and manufacturing leaders met to identify lessons learned and tips from recent projects involving optics handling during manufacturing, prototyping and transfer to manufacturing. This blog features their tips and lessons for handling optics during the manufacturing process.      

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.

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