When one hears the phrase “Operational Excellence” they think process improvement or increasing efficiency in the process. But most companies struggle to turn their Operational Excellence (OPEX) vision into reality. What happens AFTER you design your OPEX program? How do you improve effectiveness and efficiency while maintaining compliance and reducing risk?
In this session we look to answer those questions by demonstrating how your refined process can translate into an electronic system that can help turn vision into reality.
Ben Riblett, Principal, Quality and Compliance Services, HighPoint Solutions
Tony Parise, Product Strategist, Life Sciences, Verse Solutions
Sean Fenske, Editor, Medical Product Outsourcing
The dynamic of business today is more complex than ever before. Globalization, product competition and the increasing of the supplier network has driven companies into far more directions. In addition, regulatory requirements are driving organizations to foster more traceability on product throughout the supply-chain. All this, and the visibility into compliance is greater than ever. How can companies navigate the complexities within their organization, while keeping a strong level of compliance?
The key becomes one of risk-based thinking in supply chain quality. In this webinar, we will look at the various elements that focus on the ability to connect with the supply chain, while maintaining an acceptable level of regulatory compliance. We will look at the risk management activities that organizations are employing to create greater visibility and control in supplier management, building better relationships, and encouraging the supply chain to participate in the quality management process, while limiting risks along the way.
You will learn:
Viewers of this presentation will gain insights into the business tools more often associated with larger firms that are available to small to medium enterprise medical device manufacturers. Educating key personnel from medical device SMEs will help them move closer to establishing four goals for successfully enhancing their capabilities—operational efficiency, improved access to data, flexibility/agility, and enhancing the customer experience. Equipped with this information, medical device SMEs will stand out within their competitive landscape, ultimately becoming a preferred supplier to their customers.
Topics covered in this presentation will include:
To ensure the best materials and components for a finished medical device, businesses can find inspiration in quality systems principles. Incorporating key philosophies into the supply chain management process can impart structure and predictability to procurements, while mitigating risk.
Webinar participants will learn how to drive continuous improvement and establish best practices for:
• Selecting and qualifying suppliers
• Segmenting them into categories based on potential risk, and
• Monitoring them over the short and long term
The outcome: A structured approach that is vital to establishing, maintaining and improving the supply chain
Jonathan Severino, Manager/Quality, Purchased Finished Goods B. Braun Medical