Medtech companies must account for a more complex web of influencers on purchasing.
How manufacturers can better understand their customers in a rapidly changing provider environment.
Purchasing and supplier management is one area where a supplier’s poor performance can have a direct impact on the safety and efficacy of a finished medical device. In fact, a bad supplier can easily result in a product recall.
Over the past two months, Dr. D has focused on supplier management from a quality and regulatory perspective. However, the successful execution of a well-defined supplier-management system, and the overall organizational success within the medical device industry, is premised on a strong cross-functional approach to quality. It takes a collegium (may need to look it up) of dedicated professionals, in multi-functional roles, to ensure all aspects of the supplier management system function efficiently. In…