Medical Plastic Data Service Magazine



Our 28th Year of Publication
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Cover Story


Outsourcing of raw materials, components, sub-assembly, processes etc can significantly improve operational efficiency and fill gaps for the medical device manufacturers when they are struggling with in-house. However, failing to properly manage suppliers and vendors presents huge risks for product safety and compliance.

Although a viable supplier business model demands high quality products and services, the responsibility for maintaining regulatory compliance ultimately rests on the Medical Product manufacturers.

Monitoring and managing quality is extremely important when outsourcing that could potentially impact the product including outsourced products / services like components, contract manufacturing, consulting etc.

Good Quality Management System require manufacturers to develop and maintain procedures that ensure all purchased / outsourced products / services adhere to defined set of requirements.

This starts with evaluating suppliers, contractors and consultants on the basis of their ability to meet specified requirements including quality requirements. The evaluation needs to be documented.

Once identified and shortlisted, a thorough audit should be planned and executed either on – or – off site, depending on the nature of the product or service provided.

Purchasing document would include , among other documents, an agreement for the supplier to agree to notify the manufacturer of changes in the product or service so that manufacturers may determine whether the changes may affect the quality of a finished device.

Key attributes of a good supplier

On and above the basic qualification of a supplier there are certain qualities the supplier should exhibit like :

- A reasonable customer response time when responding to a quote or a query.
- To communicate about any problems quickly so that the manufacturer do not face unnecessary delays to production.
- Most economical and with fastest lead time.
- If possible, highly recommended by someone known or trusted.

It’s much better to discover that a supplier might not be a good fit before added to the approved supplier list. The forms and process for adding a supplier can be lengthy and difficult to complete, costing time for the manufacturer.

Companies have often a tendency to want to minimize the numbers on the approved supplier list. It is therefore important to :

a) Choose the right supplier in the first place and
b) Immediately remove suppliers from the approved list who don’t turn out to be a good fit.


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