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Articles Tagged "supply chain management"

Finding Your Way in a Post-Lean/Six-Sigma World Using Operations Science

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

This alternative approach to Lean and Six Sigma allows executives to build business success by making decisions guided by practical, scientific principles.... Read more »

Supply Chain Quality Panel, Part II: OEM and Supplier Perspectives

by BONEZONE | Jul 2018

In this installment, supply chain experts from Autocam Medical, MicroPort Orthopedics, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions and Zimmer Biomet discuss challenges associated with EU MDR, third-party audits and the need for more consistency across industry.... Read more »

Supply Chain Quality Panel, Part I: OEM and Supplier Perspectives

by BONEZONE | Jun 2018

In this installment, supply chain experts from Autocam Medical, MicroPort Orthopedics, Orchid Orthopedic Solutions and Zimmer Biomet discuss customer differentiation, building partnerships, regulatory challenges and continuous improvement efforts. ... Read more »

Optimizing Your Supply Chain with Science, Data and People

by BONEZONE | May 2018

It is recommended to implement your optimal management of inventory, capacity and response time buffers to get the best possible solution for your unique challenges.... Read more »

Be Prepared When Suppliers are Acquired

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

With the recent M&A activity in the supplier space, all OEMs should be prepared in the event an important supplier is acquired or merged with.... Read more »

5 Steps to a Collaborative Supplier Agreement

by BONEZONE | Nov 2017

The first step is to candidly discuss three foundational elements for a successful collaborative relationship: trust, transparency and compatibility. This helps both parties to understand to what extent they can build the foundation for their relationship. ... Read more »

Boston Centerless Unveils New Website

by BONEZONE | Nov 2017

It's designed to help customers fulfill their raw material needs... Read more »

GS1 Launches Supply Chain Optimization Resource

by BONEZONE | Aug 2017

The GTIN Adoption and Usage Model is a self-assessment tool to gauge progress in usage of Global Trade Item Number.   ... Read more »

Stryker and GE Partner to Accelerate Additive Manufacturing Initiative

by BONEZONE | Jun 2017

GE Additive and Stryker, two of the larger players investing in additive manufacturing in orthopaedics, established an agreement to support Stryker’s growth of the technology in joint reconstruction and spine.    ... Read more »

Cadence Launches Redesigned Website

by BONEZONE | Apr 2017

Cadenceinc.com is more easily viewed from desktop, tablet or mobile phone.   ... Read more »

How to Reduce Cost and Lead Times While Maintaining Margins

by BONEZONE | Apr 2017

OEMs and suppliers can reduce cost and lead times while preserving or improving margins with numerous initiatives that don't require material or design changes. Simply commit to a cost-focused collaboration that is incorporated into the terms of a master supply or service agreement.... Read more »

Top Tools to Qualify Suppliers

by Robert Packard | Jan 2017

When an OEM specifies weak second-tier suppliers, its first-tier suppliers have fewer resources to devote to its own internal processes. One weak link can prevent the best outcome from occurring. This six-step program helps OEMs ensure that they’re recommending top suppliers throughout the chain.... Read more »

UPS to Launch On-Demand 3D Printing Manufacturing Network

by BONEZONE | May 2016

UPS will launch a distributed, on-demand manufacturing network that links its global logistics network with 3D printers at The UPS Store in more than 60 U.S. locations with the Fast Radius’ On Demand Production Platform™ and 3D printing factory in Louisville, KY. The integration into one additiv... Read more »

Applying Supply Chain Best Practices From Other Industries

by Chris Mosby | May 2016

OEMs are now more willing to leverage best practices and solutions from other industries. Those sources of inspiration are as diverse as high-tech, e-commerce and retail. While the highly-regulated nature of the industry presents obstacles to adopting new supply chain practices, increasing pric... Read more »

OEMs Achieve Sustainable Manufacturing Costs Through Supplier Relationships

by BONEZONE | Apr 2016

For cost reductions and supplier relationships to be sustainable, you must address more than just the quoted price. You must attack real supply chain improvement and cost drivers at both the supplier and the OEM with the intent to reduce cost while maintaining or improving margins. This article... Read more »

Supply Chain Experts Recommend Adoption of GPS, RFID, New Technologies

by BONEZONE | Apr 2016

Supply chain experts from OEMs and 3PLs share thoughts on technologies and trends that will cause the most evolution in orthopaedic logistics for the next decade.... Read more »

Identifiable and Sterile: Trends Driving Device Packaging

by Chris Mosby | Feb 2016

Unique Device Identification (UDI) and sterilization could be driving influences for the orthopaedic device packaging industry in 2016 and beyond. With increased regulatory guidelines in the form of FDA’s guidance UDI: Convenience Kits, along with tightening price pressures, more companies are loo... Read more »

4 Questions to Answer Before Outsourcing

by David Finch | Oct 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

OEMs Weigh in on Managing Supplier Quality

by BONEZONE | Aug 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Purchasing Controls: Draft the Best Supplier Quality Agreement

by John Gagliardi | Jul 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Globus Medical Completes Acquisition of Supplier Branch Medical

by Carolyn LaWell | Jun 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

New Supply Chain Models Shift Resources from Device Makers to 3PLs

by Hannah | May 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Successful Purchasing Strategies Consider More than Price

by Jeoff Burris | Apr 2015

Proactive purchasing leaders understand the vision for the business, and manage supply chains to drive it to completion. Follow these steps to strategically manage your commodities.... Read more »

Standard, Sterile and Small: Packaging Trends Focus on Savings and Speed to Market

by Carolyn LaWell | Mar 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Tecomet CEO Expects Supplier M&A to Continue

by Carolyn LaWell | Jan 2015

Consolidation has picked up at the supplier level as manufacturers seek to meet the needs of OEM customers that are also expanding through consolidation.... Read more »

Conflict Minerals Due Diligence: Strategies for a Successful Second Filing

by Hannah Corcoran | Jan 2015

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Uncover Opportunities in Your Supply Chain Challenges

by Hannah Corcoran | Nov 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

UPS Releases Healthcare Industry Survey Results: Pain in the (Supply) Chain

by BONEZONE | Sep 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Accellent Unveils its New Brand Identity as Lake Region Medical

by BONEZONE | Sep 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Customer Profitability: The Why and How of SG&A Costs

by Doug Hicks | Sep 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

MNX Global Logistics Renews Multi-year Contract with NuVasive

by BONEZONE | Aug 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Solstice Medical Receives Support from Elevate Ventures

by BONEZONE | Aug 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

The “Cost to Serve” Customer Fulfillment

by Doug Hicks | Aug 2014

Manufacturers can gain critical insight on customer and product profitability when “cost to serve” activities are measured and assigned.... Read more »

Camstar Manufacturing Launches V6 for Global Process Change Management

by BONEZONE | Jul 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Suppliers Speak to Economic and Regulatory Challenges in Global Expansion

by BONEZONE | Jul 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

FDA Expectations: Overcoming Supply Chain Weaknesses

by Martin Browning | Apr 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Medical Wire and Hypotubing Overnight: Tegra Medical Launches EStore

by BONEZONE | Feb 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Thoma Bravo to Acquire GHX

by BONEZONE | Feb 2014

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

RAM Healthcare to Launch Incubator Facility in Indiana

by BONEZONE | Dec 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Medical Tracking Solutions Announces New Client, Custom Spine

by BONEZONE | Dec 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Collaborating with Suppliers in a Changing Landscape

by Stephanie J. Gruenert | Dec 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

How to Build a Better Supplier Scorecard

by Robert Packard | Nov 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

FedEx and Cardinal Health Form Strategic Alliance to Offer Healthcare 3PL Solutions

by BONEZONE | Oct 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Zoning In with Howard Levy

by BONEZONE | Oct 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Measuring and Assessing the Cost of Manufacturing Cells and Lines

by Doug Hicks | Oct 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Ten Elements of a Successful Supplier Agreement

by Kate Vitasek | Sep 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Voices from OMTEC 2013

by BONEZONE | Aug 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

BSI Announces Supply Chain Verification Product

by BONEZONE | Jun 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

GHX Delivers Industry’s First Implantable Devices Supply Chain Solutions for Healthcare

by BONEZONE | May 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Forecreu America Announces New Inventory Management, New Specs on Material

by BONEZONE | Mar 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Develop Orthopaedic Implants Faster Through Auditing

by Robert Packard | Feb 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Six Steps to Qualifying Suppliers

by Robert Packard | Jan 2013

If an OEM specifies weak second-tier suppliers, its first-tier suppliers will have fewer resources to devote to its own internal processes. One weak link can prevent the best outcome from occurring. This six-step program helps OEMs ensure that they’re not recommending inferior suppliers anywhe... Read more »

OEM/Supplier Issues Roundtable, Part II: Orthopaedic Industry Leaders Weigh in on Commercialization Challenges

by The Advisory Panel | Jan 2013

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

IMDS Names Bryan McMillan to Serve as President, Co-Innovation Division

by BONEZONE | Nov 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Supply Chain Development in Orthopaedics

by BONEZONE | Oct 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Unique Device Identification: From Compliance to Value

by BONEZONE | Oct 2012

It took five years, but the U.S. FDA has finally issued the proposed Unique Device Identification rule that will require manufacturers of medical devices to uniquely identify their products and populate FDA’s global UDI database. Orthopaedic manufacturers will be among the first impacted... Read more »

Pilot Results Move GHX Closer to Delivery of Healthcare Industry's First Implantable Device Supply Chain Solution

by BONEZONE | Aug 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

Banner Medical, Pioneer Surgical Presenting at Supplier Quality Management Congress

by BONEZONE | Jul 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »

FDA - The Fly in the Ointment - OMTEC 2012 Opening Panel Discussion

by BONEZONE | Jul 2012

Adaptive designs have emerged as an attractive alternative to traditional clinical studies due to the potential to reduce resources, time and costs. However, several critical components must be considered to determine whether such a trial design is a fit for you.... Read more »