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Articles Tagged "supply chain"

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 »

Medical Device Packaging is Shaped by Increased Regulations

by BONEZONE | Mar 2018

Global unique device identification (UDI) and ISO updates are among the regulations and standards that companies must monitor in the coming years.... Read more »

Vital Validation Considerations for Your Company's Next Packaging Project

by BONEZONE | Mar 2018

Common problems that OEMs face during packaging validation include determining what validations are actually necessary, understanding all timelines and costs associated with each validation type and re-executing if validation fails. ... Read more »

Terso Solutions, ImplantBase Partner in Inventory Management Solution

by BONEZONE | Jan 2018

This automated system will help orthopaedic and spinal companies support supply chain processes.... 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 »

J-Pac Medical Receives ISO:13485:2016 Registration Ahead of Schedule

by BONEZONE | Dec 2017

ISO 13485:2016 has a greater emphasis on risk management and risk-based decision making.... Read more »

Quebec: Orthopaedic Innovation Hub

by BONEZONE | Oct 2017

The Canadian province of Quebec is home to a robust orthopaedic industry characterized by innovation, research, a history of achievement, manufacturing prowess and investment.... Read more »

NN, Inc. To Relocate Global Headquarters

by BONEZONE | Sep 2017

 Transition of 200 employees to Charlotte, North Carolina will occur in early 2018.... Read more »

Eurocoating Medical Technology Holds Grand Opening Ceremony for China Facility

by BONEZONE | Sep 2017

  The Unitedcoatings Group announced the grand opening ceremony of Eurocoating Medical Technology (Wuxi) Co., LTD, established in China, in Xishan Economic & Technological Development Zone in October. ... 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 »

Proving Your New Design is Production Equivalent

by BONEZONE | Jun 2017

Design validation is essential to new product development, especially when using multiple suppliers to manufacture your device. Our experts weigh in on how to determine your product is production equivalent.... Read more »

GHX Gains New Majority Owner

by BONEZONE | May 2017

Temasek, a private equity fund based in Singapore, is gaining majority ownership of GHX.... Read more »

Leading Supply Chains Adopt These Principles

by BONEZONE | May 2017

As a purchasing or sourcing professional, you face pressures to understand and work with every facet of your own business while simultaneously working with supplier customers who face their own set of demands. At the end of the day, work needs to get done. These principles provide a reminder of rela... Read more »

Exit Interview: Longtime Orchid CEO Mike Miller Retires

by BONEZONE | Mar 2017

In fewer than 18 years, Mike Miller founded and led Stealth Technologies from a five-man operation supplying high-performance auto parts to its existence today as Orchid Orthopedic Solutions, one of the larger contract manufacturers in orthopaedics.... Read more »

What Should Your Supply Chain Look Like in Five Years?

by BONEZONE | Nov 2016

The supply chain has undergone greater scrutiny as stakeholders question how to find efficiency in process and spend. What changes will this spur to ensure success today—and five years from now? Supply chain experts weighed in at OMTEC 2016.... Read more »

The Forgotten Phase of M&A: Mitigating Supply Chain Risks

by David Finch | Nov 2016

The primary responsibility of the supply chain team post-M&A is the assurance of uninterrupted upstream and downstream product supply. These essential steps will assist you in identifying supply chain risk and developing a plan to minimize that risk.... Read more »

The Forgotten Phase of M&A: Supply Chain Infrastructure

by BONEZONE | Sep 2016

Avoid disruptions in customer service and financial performance by reviewing the people, processes and supporting systems of upstream and downstream supply chains.... Read more »

Supply, Cost and Quality Lead Concerns among Raw Materials Providers

by BONEZONE | Mar 2016

Supply and demand factors, price pressures and enhanced regulatory scrutiny are expected to influence the raw materials portion of the orthopaedic supply chain in 2016. Eight of the 27 raw material suppliers exhibiting at OMTEC weighed in on these themes.... Read more »

Outsource Innovation by Tapping into Supplier Expertise

by David Finch | Nov 2015

When it comes to outsourcing, the traditional role of suppliers is based upon their core competencies in manufacturing or specialty services.... 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 »

EU Proposes Significant Changes for Importers and Distributors

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 »

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 »

Six Ways to Prevent Supplier Quality Problems

by Robert Packard | Jun 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 »

J-Pac Medical: New Name, Expanded Resources to Support Medical Product Innovation

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 »

High-Demand Education Featured at OMTEC 2014

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 »

Industry’s Achilles Heel: The Supply Chain

by Karen Conway | 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 »

Stanmore Selects WebOps for U.S. Launch

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 »

BONEZONE Authors Present Solutions at OMTEC 2013

by BONEZONE | Apr 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 »

Get Ready for UDI: It’s All About the Data

by BONEZONE | Mar 2013

Orthopaedic OEMs will be among the first to comply with FDA's unique device identification requirements once finalized. However, the complex nature of UDI means OEMs can’t wait for the final announcement to put processes in place.... 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 »

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

by The Advisory Panel | Dec 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 »

The Global Orthopaedic Supplier Market

by Julie A. Vetalice | Dec 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 »

Spotlight on Titanium: An Interview with C. Jeffrey Wise

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 »

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 »

Supply Chain Development in Orthopaedics - 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 »

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 »

The Dangers of Direct Labor-Based Costing at Orthopaedic Device Manufacturers

by Douglas T. Hicks, CPA | Jun 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 »

Sector Snapshot: The Orthopaedic OEM and Supplier Markets

by BONEZONE | Dec 2011

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 »

Challenges in the Supply Chain

by BONEZONE | Dec 2011

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 »

Sales & Operations Planning: Beyond the Basics

by BONEZONE | Sep 2011

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 View from Washington: What Device Makers Need to Know about FDA’s Latest Strategic Priorities and Initiatives

by BONEZONE | Aug 2011

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 »

Vested Outsourcing: A New Business Model

by BONEZONE | Aug 2011

My first book, Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules that Will Transform Outsourcing, [1] centered on a better, more collaborative way to outsource by outlining the need for business relationships based on trust, collaboration and working together to achieve mutually beneficial goals. Extensive research b... Read more »

Blogs and Apps That Bring Solutions

by BONEZONE | Mar 2011

Bradshaw Medical offers its free Bradshaw Medical iPhone App;  ODIN Technologies’ “Insider's BLOG from the RFID Experts”;   Mobile Workforce workSmart!: Cloud-based Solution for End-to-End Control of Supply Chain;      Precision Machined Products Association Blog... Read more »

Change Management and S&OP

by BONEZONE | Sep 2010

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 »

A Supply Chain Manager's Guide to Strategic Purchasing, OR How to be on top of things instead of having things on top of you!

by BONEZONE | Sep 2010

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 »

Vested Outsourcing: Game Changing Rules for Outsourcing

by BONEZONE | Mar 2010

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 »

Why Offshoring Manufacturing “To Save Cost” Won’t, but Trying May Compromise Product Development, Delivery and Quality

by BONEZONE | Mar 2010

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 »