Companies are drawing inspiration from industries as diverse as high-tech, e-commerce and retail. Solutions include adopting use of third-party logistics providers, GS1 Standards, integrated RFID and establishing a sailing schedule.
Designs must be created with manufacturing in mind, before lockdown, to mitigate areas in production that drive up costs and delay product launch. Partner early to best match internal expectations with supplier capabilities.
The five largest players in orthopaedics represent more than 60% of industry sales. This in-depth study of DePuy Synthes, Zimmer Biomet, Stryker, Smith & Nephew and Medtronic offers competitive analysis and strategic insight.
FDA inspectors find eight common design issues, including: manufacturers treating design as a separate entity within a QMS, user needs being confused with design inputs, and design controls not addressing the product.