The orthopedic industry's global supply chain is multi-tiered and geographically remote, making oversight challenging and costly at times. To prevent product deficiencies, critical processes and products must be validated during manufacturing to prove that they are fit for the purpose, satisfy regulatory requirements and reduce overall risk. One way to accomplish these goals is to standardize processes and then audit to those processes. Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic and Stryker have all subscribed to MedAccred, an industry managed, consensus-driven approach to manufacturing quality. Orthopedic device companies and contract manufacturers involved in MedAccred will come together for a panel discussion about the driving factors of the program, ways that it has enhanced their supply chain and the future of quality audit programs.
Why multinational device companies have moved to supplier oversight programs
How capability-focused accreditations are impacting the supplier selection process
The future of supplier oversight and audits