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Achieving Operational Excellence in Medical Devices Through Smart Manufacturing

The competition in medical device manufacturing is getting fierce due to growth in preventive medicine and the demand for personalization. In a restrictive regulatory environment like this one, smart manufacturing helps medical device manufacturers successfully compete in the global market.

By harnessing the full power of smart manufacturing, they can produce quality, compliant medical devices and achieve a competitive advantage.

Siemens Operational Excellence for Medical Devices (OEMDs) offer a wide range of solutions for issues in the medical device industry today. Our holistic framework enhances flexibility, efficiency and operational excellence. This five-page eBook highlights ways to transform your business into an agile digital enterprise.

Go beyond traditional manufacturing execution systems (MES)

Medical device companies must transform their businesses into digital enterprises to get to market quicker and be more nimble. Digital transformation in the medical device industry is imperative to enhance accuracy and reach manufacturing excellence.

Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) digitalize the control and monitoring of quality and efficiency processes in medical device manufacturing. Medical device manufacturers who have adopted MES report less manufacturing-related complaints and less cycle time due to gains in efficiency.

Accelerate production and delivery to market with smart manufacturing

To get to market faster, medical device manufacturers need to accelerate product innovation and implement mass customization models at scale. Intelligent data analytics from manufacturing and the devices themselves will allow for a more technology-enabled approach to improve production processes.

While on the way to regulatory approval or in production, technology innovation leaders can adopt smart manufacturing to innovate for an increase in efficiency, reduction in costs and optimized process time.

Reduce time to market with electronic device history records (eDHRs)

Electronic device history records (eDHRs) lower costs, reduce time-to-market and help produce higher quality products. Manual, paper-based systems for record-keeping fall short in error-proofing processes and expose medical device companies to unnecessary risks in non-conformances. eDHR systems produce real-time visibility and traceability.

The increasing complexity of markets and regulatory pressure requires more and more operational agility and efficiency in medical device production. This eBook addresses the complexity of current trends faced by medical device manufacturers and highlights ways to position yourself against some fierce competition.

Use digital twins to enforce processes and verify specifications

Digital twins are accurate digital representations of the manufacturing process, the product and its use. By using them prior to commissioning expensive production processes, they can test the electronics, mechanics, physics and software of devices to simulate, schedule and execute production, all in a virtual environment.