David King

4
Jan

Industry Q&A: Six Questions on Quality Critical Inspection

Industry Q&A: Six Questions on Quality Critical Inspection Quality: it’s essential to ensuring that the products that bear your name live up to it. Even more importantly, when you’re in medical manufacturing, quality is about upholding patient safety—and delivering on your promise to the patient. This is why everything we do at Millstone is focused on quality, from our commitment

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16
Dec

Industry Q&A: Solving Supply Chain Pressures with Reverse Logistics

Industry Q&A: Solving Supply Chain Pressures with Reverse Logistics We’re living through the Great Supply Chain Reckoning as orthopedics firms grapple with material availability, shortages, and shipping delays worldwide. For OEMs of all sizes, disruption continues to dominate the outlook through the end of 2021 and well into next year. As we look to 2022, Millstone is sharing industry perspectives

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29
Nov

Industry Q&A: Five Questions on 2022 Trends and System Integration Services

Industry Q&A: Five Questions on 2022 Trends and System Integration Services In the perpetual quest for increased efficiency, visibility, and business performance, medtech OEMs are turning to better tools to help them master today’s market. This is especially important given the market’s rapid changes. As we look to 2022, Millstone is sharing industry perspectives on market trends and must-knows from

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29
Oct

Industry Q&A: Six Questions on Supply Chain & Tier 1 Service

Industry Q&A: Six Questions on Supply Chain & Tier 1 Service More than 18 months into the post-COVID era, medtech OEMs continue to face new challenges of complexity, especially in the orthopedic market. With changes to elective surgery delivery models, persistent supply chain disruptions, labor shortages, and more, the nature of the market looks to be disruptive for some time

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15
Oct

Level Up Your Outsourcing with a Comprehensive Approach to Sourcing and Quality

Level Up Your Outsourcing with a Comprehensive Approach to Sourcing and Quality For many orthopedic and medtech OEMs, outsourcing is not only an accepted practice, but sought after for its competitive advantages. It’s often the most efficient way to ensure capacity, uphold quality, and keep the in-house team focused on core competencies like product design and marketing. This doesn’t mean

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30
Sep

How to Streamline Sterile Packaging Conversion with Inventory Reallocation

How to Streamline Sterile Packaging Conversion with Inventory Reallocation We’re past the May 26, 2021 “date of application” for the European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR)—the date by which the new requirements become legally binding. Although it was pushed back a year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline has come and gone and there are changes to packaging and

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15
Sep

Emerging Trends to Watch in Orthopedic Medtech for The Last Quarter of 2021

Emerging Trends to Watch in Orthopedic Medtech for The Last Quarter of 2021 We’re past the May 26, 2021 “date of application” for the European Union Medical Device Regulation (EU MDR)—the date by which the new requirements become legally binding. Although it was pushed back a year by the COVID-19 pandemic, the deadline has come and gone and there are

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23
Aug

Four Key Strategies to Advance Supply Chain Visibility and Resilience

Four Key Strategies to Advance Supply Chain Visibility and Resilience What’s keeping large global orthopedic manufacturers and suppliers up at night? Supply chain visibility and resilience. This isn’t a surprise, as the supply chain reckoning and global shocks of the last year have revealed true vulnerability in supply bases worldwide. Nearly 18 months after the first supply chain disruptions, many

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29
Jul

Building Resiliency for the Next Big Supply Chain Interruption

Building Resiliency for the Next Big Supply Chain Interruption Supply chain resilience continues to be the headline story of 2021, in the orthopedic medical device industry as well as across industries. As we look to the post-COVID period, what has the orthopedic industry learned about managing complexity, forecasting, sourcing, risk, and supply chain resiliency? This is a key question, as

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19
Jul

Industry Q&A: Common Pitfalls of Orthopedic Robotic Assisted Surgery Product Launches

Industry Q&A: Common Pitfalls of Orthopedic Robotic Assisted Surgery Product Launches  Robotic assisted surgery products were already on the ascent in the orthopedic space well before COVID-19, but the pandemic may just prove to be a booster for their continued adoption and growth. Stryker’s acquisition of Mako Surgical in 2013 paved the way for it to capture significant market share,

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