Newsletter | April 30, 2019

04.30.19 -- What's Undermining Your Lean Implementation (And How To Correct It)

Featured Editorial
Factors Undermining Your Lean Implementation (And How To Correct Them)
By Darren Dolcemascolo, senior partner and cofounder, EMS Consulting Group

This article is about an organization that can best be described as a “rudderless ship,” where Lean thinking was embraced, but implementation was scuttled by shifting priorities and reorganization, among other things.

Industry Insights
The Only Validation Approach That Gets — And Keeps — Your Molded Part In Spec
White Paper | By Bob Emmett and Luke Lorson, Carclo Technical Plastics

When subcontracting medical or optic injection-molded components, do you carefully evaluate your molder’s validation process? There is only one approach that is proven to keep your molded parts “in spec” – decoupled molding.

Automation: The Future Of Medical Device Manufacturing
Article | By Raghu Vadlamudi and Brian Woolery, Donatelle

The expectation for zero defects in medical devices is higher than ever. Manufacturers must find ways to achieve that expectation while reducing costs and risks. This article explains how automation can help manufacturers reach those goals.

Cleaning Validation For Medical Device Manufacturing
White Paper | Alconox, Inc.

Cleaning validation or verification is a necessary regulatory compliance step in medical device manufacturing and reprocessing. Support from the cleaner manufacturer can save time and money.

High-Volume Manufacturing: Essential Points To Consider Before You Scale Up
White Paper | B. Braun OEM Division

To successfully scale to high-volume manufacturing, planning is required for streamlining the production process and minimizing the changes that could add unnecessary time and expense to the process.

Differences In Liquid Vs. Vaporized Peracetic Acid Sterilization
White Paper | REVOX Sterilization Solutions

There are often misunderstandings among medical manufacturers on the difference between liquid and vaporized peracetic acid.

POC Diagnostics: 4 Considerations For Bridging The Gap From Development To Commercialization
Article | SMC Ltd.

As new technologies are incorporated into POC diagnostics, the challenges of taking product from design to full-scale commercialization increase. Is your supplier model as efficient as it could be?   

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