MEDICAL ELECTRONIC PRODUCT STEWARDSHIP: OEM PROGRAMS FOR THE COMPETITIVE EDGEAuthor: Lauren S. Roman
Company: United Recycling Industries
Date Published: 5/19/2004 Conference: Medical Electronics Symposium
There are, however, many issues to consider when planning for life-cycle management of medical equipment. The good news is that comprehensive solutions already exist. Program components to consider include reverse logistics, opportunities for parts retrieval and redeployment, decontamination, management of hazardous components, protection of proprietary technology and competitive interests surrounding resale.
Regulatory issues and liability concerns are driving client demand for end-of-life services. OEMs that offer comprehensive programs can increase sales and reduce overall costs.
Key words: product stewardship, take-back, recycling, environmental.
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