With complex processes and so many moving parts, it can be easy to overlook or neglect a critical part of the medical device product lifecycle. Design transfer affects manufacturing efficiency, costs, product quality and time to market. Connecting design and manufacturing is essential to today’s operations. Many companies still use document-centric methods that are disconnected and error-prone.
However, there is a more integrated approach. Implementing Operational Excellence with Digital Design Transfer for medical devices can ensure better compliance with regulatory requirements and improve communication and collaboration.
Bridging the gap between medical device design and manufacturing
By unifying the global design transfer processes, manufacturers can better integrate product design and execution in a single environment. With better medical device design transfer, teams can simulate production processes, automate commissioning on the shop floor and push information into manufacturing execution systems. This collaboration between design and execution teams helps control critical characteristics of production.
How Siemens Digital Design Transfer error-proofs manufacturing processes
Digital Design Transfer for medical devices maintains critical manufacturing characteristics by improving communication of data, changes and quality controls. Maintaining control at every stage in the device lifecycle allows changes on a global scale. It also provides the quality controls and facilitates widespread interconnection. Digital Design Transfer error-proofs the creation of new manufacturing processes and supports high velocity.