Process Improvement Isn't Working for Medical Manufacturers [Infographic]
in Quality Assurance
by Chris Wiltz on October 23, 2013
New research from Axendia shows that medtech manufacturers are still chasing defects instead of reaping the actual benefits of process improvement.
Research firm Axendia conducted a survey, sponsored by Camstar, of 236 medtech industry practitioners from 96 different companies across 22 countries. and found that, despite widespread adoption of process improvement initiatives, defects and compliance are still a no.1 issue with manufacturers. 88% of medtech practitioners reported defects as the no.1 source of waste. “While process improvement is described by many medtech executives as an imperative to survival, the benefits of these initiatives have eluded most companies in this sector,” says Daniel R. Matlis, president of Axendia. “The data clearly shows that the majority of medtech companies are still chasing defects.”
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