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Supply Chain Collaboration

Supply Chain Collaboration

Globally dispersed engineering and product design teams are growing to now include suppliers. And, as suppliers assume greater responsibility for the development of products, solutions which yield tight, seamless supplier integration and relations are paramount to meeting such challenges as increased product complexity and dramatically reduced product cycles. 

Suppliers in the medical device industry must interact in all aspects of the business, including purchasing, engineering, compliance, quality, and manufacturing. Having a clear, precise understanding of the med-tech market is imperative to help companies increase productivity and reduce the risk of recalls and non-compliance.

Globally dispersed engineering and product design teams are growing to now include suppliers. And, as suppliers assume greater responsibility for the development of products, solutions which yield tight, seamless supplier integration and relations are paramount to meeting such challenges as increased product complexity and dramatically reduced product cycles. 

Suppliers in the medical device industry must interact in all aspects of the business, including purchasing, engineering, compliance, quality, and manufacturing. Having a clear, precise understanding of the med-tech market is imperative to help companies increase productivity and reduce the risk of recalls and non-compliance.

Supply Chain Collaboration

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Our supply chain management tools and solutions provide an easy-to-use, secure platform for interacting with suppliers, even those external to your medical device product environment. Out of control, disconnected vendor management solutions are no longer accepted in this age of globalization and device complexity. Therefore, ensuring your organization is relying on the support of our digital backbone to help design a seamless data exchange, manage materials sourcing, and maintain supplier program management is critical to success. 

With a comprehensive approach to managing supplier interactions which allow for the coordination of processes and management of supplier information, companies can easily drive supplier involvement in early phases of product development and thus provide visibility and accurate data across multiple domains and departments. By managing the supply chain in the context of the product structure, medical device organizations can work within a holistic view of the product, and accordingly, make better decisions with access to qualified and trusted suppliers.

Supply Chain Collaboration

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Explore the key areas of this solution.

Automate Supplier Declaration Processing

Process supplier declarations efficiently and accurately in order to meet goals at your med-tech company. Our supplier declaration processing solution provides streamlined methods to gather material data information to help minimize the risk of error and ensure product compliance.

Bill of Materials Management

Provide a common source of material information across your entire medical device organization. Whether you require basic or advanced BOM management, exceed market demand for more innovative and varied product offerings with our BOM Management solutions.

Design Data Exchange

Exchange controlled packages of design data with suppliers outside your medical device environment using efficient, secure, and scalable supplier integration capabilities via our secure data exchange web portal.

Direct Materials Sourcing

Understand the impact of cost drivers early in the product lifecycle before changes are approved. Leverage our solutions during the bidding process for automated template authoring, categorized databases of suppliers, controlled processes for managing events, cost breakdowns, and bid analyses.

Supplier Collaboration

Extend your product lifecycle processes and data to all of your suppliers via an efficient data process integration. Collaborate with suppliers regarding design data, materials sourcing, and program management using one, unified digital foundation.

Supplier Integration with PLM

Collaborate with suppliers who have authorized access to your product data and participate with them in a secure environment. Your med-tech company can share and synchronize supplier information, while also extending trusted partners the opportunity to participate in various expanded capacities.

Supplier Program Management

Plan and execute supplier projects within the context of an overall supply chain program. Our solutions provide visibility and traceability of supplier deliverables to help reduce medical device cycle times and shorten time-to-market.

Vendor Management

Manage supplier information within a single, secure digital framework with our vendor management solutions for medical device companies. Organize suppliers by the nature of the goods they provide, rendering a search for the perfect supplier simple. Connect supplier parts and quotes to the product BOM for efficient access and accurate analysis.

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