During last year’s closing keynote, Dr. Wael Barsoum underscored the importance of producing transformational, innovative products to stay competitive and maintain a strong company and a healthy supply chain. This year, Dr. Bill Tribe will shine the “innovation lens” on the value of transforming your business.
Dr. Tribe co-authored the often-cited “Medical Devices: Equipped for the Future?” study in which the orthopaedics sector is called out specifically as facing an extreme combination of forces — none of which come as a surprise or are new, but when viewed holistically (as in the image below), paint a rather obvious picture of the need for companies to respond. As you can see, orthopaedics is the only sector with 4 of 5 “hot” areas…and in this case, the odd one out (regulatory scrutiny) is still marked “critical.”
From a top-down view, the five “disruptors” listed above are acute (power shift to payors, regulatory scrutiny, unclear sources of innovation, new healthcare delivery models, need to serve lower socio-economic classes). They impact the overall orthopaedic industry intensely – but how are they impacting you? Dr. Tribe’s Keynote Address will take into account the uniqueness of the OMTEC audience: large and small OEMs, Suppliers and Service Providers.
As stated in the A.T. Kearney study, “Each company faces a different set of headwinds…while the macro-factors held true, individual experiences and prioritization depended on factors such as market geography, product life cycles and go-to-market strategies. The most effective strategies are therefore likely to be company specific.”
What will be your business model in 2020? 2025?
Will you be considering cost-structure, deployment of inventory, commercial logistics, quality and regulatory frameworks, R&D, innovation and data collection?
Dr. Tribe will break down the issues and share potential approaches to help you navigate toward a more relevant and lucrative business model – regardless of where you are in the process.