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Articles Tagged "supply chain"

Video: Lincotek CEO Shares Preparations for COVID Recovery

by Carolyn LaWell | Sep 2020

Lincotek was integrating its acquisition of CoorsTek Medical and preparing for multiple facility expansions when COVID hit. Company CEO Winfried Schaller shares how the company prioritized its planned investments, what they're hearing from orthopedic device companies and lessons learned throughout t... Read more »

OEMs and Suppliers Share Best Practices in Collaborative Forecasting

by Heather Tunstall | May 2020

Supply chain priorities of shorter lead times, higher on-time delivery and greater flexibility are a minefield of obstacles for OEMs and suppliers. We convened a conversation between the two groups to discuss how companies utilize forecasts and ways to gain greater accuracy.... Read more »

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 »

Acquisitions Position NN, Inc. as Major Orthopaedic Supplier

by BONEZONE | Apr 2018

The recent acquisition of Paragon Medical, coupled with purchases of several other household names during the past three years, means that NN has positioned itself as a top-10 contract manufacturing player. ... Read more »

Cretex Companies Acquires Quality Tech Services, Supplier of Outsourced Packaging

by BONEZONE | Jun 2017

Cretex Companies acquired Quality Tech Services (QTS), supplier of outsourced packaging for the medical device industry. Terms were not disclosed.... Read more »

3 Points to Consider from the Long-Awaited EU Medical Device Regulations

by BONEZONE | Jul 2016

The new EU Medical Device Regulations could make it tougher for orthopaedic device manufacturers to do business in Europe.... Read more »

Problem-Solving Lessons from HSS Chief of Knee

by BONEZONE | Jul 2016

Orthopaedic professionals in every division of every company are being asked to do more with less. During his OMTEC 2016 Keynote, Steven Haas, M.D., offered lessons in how to work through any challenge. ... 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 »

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 »