Medical Electronics Symposium Conference Proceedings

Supply Chain Management for Medical Electronics: Synergy of Business, Technical, and Quality for Risk Mitigation

Author: Quinn Krekorian
Company: Micro Systems Engineering, Inc.
Date Published: 9/16/2015   Conference: Medical Electronics Symposium

Abstract: PowerPoint Presentation Only

The implantable medical electronics market requires the evolution of supply chain management to meet the unique challenges of medical electronics manufacturing: Low volume, long life cycles, zero defect tolerance etc. A cross functional supply chain management philosophy is required to account for the variable conditions and complexity of components across the entire product lifecycle from concept through end of life. This presentation seeks to introduce the significant role supply chain management plays in balancing the business climate and risks associated with electronics manufacturing in the medical implantable market. The resulting philosophy of a cross functional supply chain management team approach to supplier selection, supplier performance monitoring, and risk mitigation strategies will be described. The staffing, skill set requirements and inventory strategies employed by cross functional supply chain management teams required to ensure high integrity throughout the supply chain will be described.

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