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Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine, President, Devine Guidance International
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Supplier Maintenance Assessments

By Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine
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Dr. Christopher Joseph Devine, President, Devine Guidance International

If a supplier scored well on their original selection assessment, or scores well on repeat maintenance assessments—say, a score of 90 percent or above for argumentative sake—and your organization is receiving 100 percent conforming product (yes, imagine a perfect world), what is the value of performing an annual or regularly scheduled maintenance assessment? Dr. D does not see any upside. Now I could write a philippic (yep, look up time again) that takes medical device organizations to task in regards t…

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