Medical Electronics Symposium Conference Proceedings


Author: Todd Baggett
Company: EPIC Technologies
Date Published: 1/31/2008   Conference: Medical Electronics Symposium

Abstract: There is no question that Lean manufacturing can provide cost reduction. However, in EMS settings Lean methodologies often underperform because of lack of a comprehensive implementation strategy. This presentation looks at the key contributions customers, suppliers and the EMS provider should make in effective implementation of Lean philosophy. It also looks at constraints at medical device manufacturers and discusses how these challenges have been addressed in outsourced medical manufacturing programs.

Key words: Lean manufacturing, EMS, supply chain management, contract manufacturing, medical.

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