Webinars

    Using Technology to Turn Operational Excellence Vision into Reality

    Using Technology to Turn Operational Excellence Vision into Reality

    04.19.17

    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.

    Speakers:

    • Ben Riblett, Principal, Quality and Compliance Services, HighPoint Solutions

    • Tony Parise, Product Strategist, Life Sciences, Verse Solutions

     
     Moderator:

    •  Sean Fenske, Editor, Medical Product Outsourcing

     

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    Location: Ramsey, NJ
    Contact: Sean Fenske
    Phone: 201-825-2552


    Risk Management Outside Your Four Walls: Implementing Risk Strategies for the Supply Chain

    Risk Management Outside Your Four Walls: Implementing Risk Strategies for the Supply Chain

    11.30.16

    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:

    • About the current dynamic of business, and how the supply chain is factoring into the equation
    • The current risks associated with the supply chain
    • Current mitigation strategies to connect the supply chain to quality
    • Review the concept of leveraging risk-based thinking and risk management to supplier management
    • Look at the ways in which you can streamline and create efficiencies in supplier involvement in your process
    Speaker:
    Anthony Parise, Product Strategist for Life Sciences, Verse Solutions

    Moderator:
    Sean Fenske, Editor, Medical Product Outsourcing
     

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    Location: Ramsey, NJ
    Contact: Sean Fenske
    Phone: 201-825-2552


    Leveraging Leading Manufacturing Resources as a Medical Device SME

    Leveraging Leading Manufacturing Resources as a Medical Device SME

    09.14.16

    September 14, 2016 2:00 pm EDT

    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:

    • Lean Manufacturing—Streamlining the production of a product, the implementation of lean strategies within the medical device space offers gains in assembly, manufacturing, shipping, and ultimately, time to market. With these time benefits come cost savings and enhanced efficiencies for the device manufacturer.
    • ERP Software Solutions—This software system offers users a centralized overview solution that enables the management of customer relationships, manufacturing operations, supply chain, and human capital. ERP offerings are often scalable and flexible enough to support long-term growth, while implementation can often be accommodating enough for most budgets.
    • Supply Chain Management—As medical device OEMs look to reduce the number of suppliers with which they are working, ensuring they maintain relationships with the very best ones is critical. This selection process can be tricky and one misstep could create significant delays for the OEM. Find out how best to “trim the fat” from the supply chain while enhancing the connection with the best partners.
    Speakers:
    Kevin Duggan, Founder, Institute for Operational Excellence
    Chris Oleksy, Founder, CEO, Oleksy Enterprises
    George Trudell, Partner, Ultra Consultants

    Moderator:
    Sean Fenske, Editor, Medical Product Outsourcing


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    Location: Ramsey, NJ
    Contact: Sean Fenske
    Phone: 201-825-2552


    How Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Way We View Orthopedics

    How Additive Manufacturing is Changing the Way We View Orthopedics

    08.20.14

    August 20, 2014 2:00 am EDT (US)
    Dr. John Ray maintains a demanding surgical practice specializing in the treatment of complex neck and back problems.

    His primary interest is in complex deformities and degenerative changes of the cervical spine.

    "As an orthopedic spine surgeon and industry consultant I am in a unique position to leverage 3D printing technology for work and play.

    Product development involves conceptualization, sketching, virtual 3D design and prototype production. With a printer at my home office, I am able to iterate on prototype production without involving others, each time holding and manipulating products in my hands prior to redesigning or sharing. The ability to optimize designs on my own before involving collaborators saves time and embarrassment and adds significant value well beyond what can be accomplished with a napkin sketch.

    The combination of the support material, support material removal system, heated platen and replaceable print heads makes the Stratasys Mojo printer the appropriate choice for me. There are printers which are less expensive, but which do not offer all of the same features. I wanted a turnkey solution to minimize the time I spend maintaining the functionality.

    As an industry collaborator, I am able to receive 3D CAD files and print products at my home. I can also send files for printing at the customer’s facility. Collaborators send files rather than hard copy. We can each modify, then print, optimize, print and trade files again. This adds value to the consultant role.

    It is surprising how much being able to hold the product in your hand enhances your understanding of the benefits and limitations beyond a simple sketch or even a high quality virtual 3D design. This simply allows for the design of superior products.

    Having justified my 3D printer professionally, I can also use it as a handyman and father. This is the easiest possible approach to design and manufacture simple structures for use around the home and office. I find myself branching out and designing things which may not be core to my business but which may provide insight and opportunities for change.

    As a father, I have a next avenue to engage my children in school projects. The printer entices them to play with the 3D design software and challenges them to explore the world of design and mathematical modeling.

    Invention is a luxury. Manufacturing is the icing on that cake."

    Take Aways:
    • How 3D printing can optimize your Business
    • Discover potential applications for 3D printed parts
    • Why the Mojo 3D Printer from Stratasys is worth the investment

    Speakers:
    John Ray, MD, Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon, Fellowship-Trained in Spine Surgery
    Mark Bashor, Applications Engineer, Stratasys

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    Location: Ramsey
    Phone: 201-825-2552


    Hospital Acquired Infection: It’s Serious Business

    Hospital Acquired Infection: It’s Serious Business

    05.22.14

    Disposable Medical Products and the HAI Challenge
    May 22, 2014 10:30 am EST (US)/15:30 GMT
    Expert consensus points to the presence of dangerous pathogens in the hospital environment as a major cause of hospital acquired infection. Most deaths related to antibiotic resistance happen in healthcare settings such as hospitals and nursing homes. As these institutions become superbug seedbeds only persistent and dedicated hospital hygiene can save them from significant liability. This depends on the timely spread of disposable hygiene and hygienically optimized products at the point of attack.

    WHERE ARE YOU IN THE STREAM OF THINGS? PLEASE REGISTER NOW FOR ONE HOUR OF ENGAGEMENT IN THIS ALL-IMPORTANT SUBJECT. GAUGE YOUR STRENGTHS AND CHALLENGES.


    Speakers
    - Keynote: Dave Rousse, President, INDA. Disposable Medical Products: Changing the Game in Hospital Acquired Infections
    - Product Perspectives: Helena Engqvist, President, Enqvist Consulting. Development Trends in Disposable Medical Products.

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    Location: Ramsey
    Contact: Karen McIntyre
    Phone: 201-825-2552


    Strengthen Your Supply Chain

    Strengthen Your Supply Chain

    11.14.13

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    PRE-RECORDED Webinar! 


    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

    Presented by:
    Jonathan Severino, Manager/Quality, Purchased Finished Goods B. Braun Medical

     

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    Location: Ramsey
    Contact: Howard Revitch
    Phone: 201-825-2552


    Innovative Product Development Partnerships: Driving Long-Term Growth Collaboratively

    Innovative Product Development Partnerships: Driving Long-Term Growth Collaboratively

    02.21.13

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    PRE-RECORDED Webinar! 


    The U.S. medical device industry is being squeezed by a host of new challenges, including additional legislation, the newly enacted medical device tax, tougher regulatory scrutiny, a morecompetitive market and shrinking R&D budgets. Still, manufacturers must continue to innovate in order to drive long-term growth. As a means of ensuring such growth many companies are seeking tangible new product innovation models that bring greater efficiency and predictability to the process. Fundamentally, success is reliant on interdependencies within the industry as whole—be they, for example, between biotech and pharma, pharma and academia, or OEM and outsourced development partner. Industry stakeholders are eager to learn and share new models for collaboration.

    Webinar participants will learn how new models:
    • Can serve efficiency needs (time/quality/cost/risk)
    • Advantages and disadvantages of new models
    • Successful tactics to optimize external innovation partners.
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    Location: Ramsey
    Contact: Howard Revitch
    Phone: 201-825-2552