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Articles written by Dale Tempco

9 Rules for Orthopedic Product Development

by Dale Tempco | Jan 2020

Rule #1 for successful product development is to tie design outputs to user needs. Dale Tempco shares how this step and eight others helped him decrease product development setbacks throughout his career.  ... Read more »

Keys to Understanding Your Chinese Colleagues

by Dale Tempco | Oct 2019

You must understand the complexities that define China in order to succeed in business. Dale Tempco, who led R&D for Medtronic Spine and Biologics in China, shares his observations on culture, communication and the orthopedic market.  ... Read more »

Unlock DFM Benefits: A Guide for Product Development Leadership

by Dale Tempco | May 2019

Device companies focus on DFM is shortsighted. DF(x) allows companies to account for designing for manufacturability, as well as design for inspection, assembly, low cost, manufacturing efficiency, business needs, manufacturing throughput, packaging/transportation, etc. ... Read more »

The Orthopedic Business Model: Why it’s Different and How to Stay Competitive

by Dale Tempco | Mar 2019

Long lead times have summoned questions about why and how the industry faces months-long waits for products to be manufactured. We’ve been in this situation before, and need to look no further than our business model to know that we’ll be in this situation again. ... Read more »