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Optimizing Process Management in Medical Device Manufacturing - William J. Bergen, MicroGroup


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William J. Bergen from MicroGroup, a solution provider company at the marcus evans Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Spring 2012, on efficient process management.
Interview with: William J. Bergen, President & Chief Executive Officer, MicroGroup

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Optimizing Process Management in Medical Device Manufacturing - William J. Bergen, MicroGroup

  1. 1. Optimizing Process Management in Medical Device Manufacturing is essential that devices are both What does the future hold for effective for patients and cost effective. medical device executives? Efficient process management is also Healthcare expenditures are rising crucial when discussing time to market. globally but under increasing cost Medical device industry executives must scrutiny, cr eating an enormous evaluate and control process risks opportunity in the globalization of the through quality planning and production medical device sector. Many US control systems. This will allow them to products are being re-adapted to meet develop new products rapidly and meet the needs of patients in Europe, Latin the ever-increasing requirements of the America and Asia. marketplace and the various regulatory bodies. To accomplish this, medical deviceInterview with: William J. Bergen, industry executives must optimizePresident & Chief Executive Officer, When speeding up their engineering design and manufacturingMicroGroup approaches, what do executives to drive the performance of specific often miss out? patient needs, and set the correct price according to marketplace demands.Medical device manufacturing With the increased FDA and otherexecutives are currently challenged regulatory requirements and validations,with getting products to market faster; they must ensure that thehowever with increased FDA regulatory manufacturing process is robust andrequirements and validations, they must repeatable. Therefore, effectiveensure that the manufacturing communication with all parties at eachprocesses are robust, says William J. stage of production is crucial along withBergen, President & Chief Executive selecting the “best fit” materials and HealthcareOfficer, MicroGroup. Effective and production techniques.timely communication at each stage of expenditureproduction is crucial, he adds. What does it take to prosper in today’s competitive marketplace? is rising globally,From a solution provider company atthe upcoming marcus evans Medical They key is in delivering the product creating anDevice Manufacturing Summit performance needed, at the price theSpring 2012, Bergen discusses market requires. This involves having enormousproduct development and the necessary engineering talent andglobalization in the medical device machine sophistication to handle the opportunity in thesector. requirements, without over-designing and over-engineering the parts. globalization of theHow can medical devicemanufacturing industry executives By having a very keen focus and the medical deviceshorten time to market? appropriate equipment to incorporate design for manufacturability into all sectorThe big challenge for all medical device aspects of the product design phase,industry executives is time to market executives will be able to understandand the ability to move quickly, with the optimization continuum betweenhigh quality goods, from the prototype costs, tolerances and manufacturingthrough the commercialization phase. It capabilities.
  2. 2. About the Medical Device Manufacturing Summit Spring 2012 The marcus evans Summits group delivers peer-to-peer Offering much more than any conference, exhibition or trade show, this exclusive information on strategic matters, meeting will bring together esteemed industry thought leaders and solution professional trends and providers to a highly focused and interactive networking event. The Summit breakthrough innovations. includes presentations on investments and technologies heading overseas, keeping up with the global emerging regulatory systems, and staying at the forefront of the industry. Contact Please note that the Summit is a closed business event and the Stacey Melvin, Journalist, marcus evans, Summits Division number of participants strictly Tel: + 357 22 849 400 limited. Email: For more information please send an email to All rights reserved. The above content may be republished or reproduced. Kindly inform us by sending an email to press@marcusevanscy.comAbout MicroGroupFor over 40 years MicroGroup has focused on using Speed and Precision to rapidly deliver the highest quality metal componentsand assemblies to our customers. Both of our facilities have world-class capabilities and equipment, combined with excellentquality systems. A particular strength is the breadth of our in-house capabilities which when combined with our extensive inventoryof over 7,000,000 feet of raw material enables us to rapidly deliver parts while maintaining the quality control and costeffectiveness our customers need.www.microgroup.comAbout marcus evans Summitsmarcus evans Summits are high level business forums for the world’s leading decision-makers to meet, learn and discussstrategies and solutions. Held at exclusive locations around the world, these events provide attendees with a unique opportunity toindividually tailor their schedules of keynote presentations, think tanks, seminars and one-on-one business meetings.For more information, please visit: www.marcusevans.comUpcoming EventsManufacturing COO Summit - www.manufacturingcoosummit.comMedical Device R&D Summit Spring - www.medicalrdsummit.comTo view the web version of this interview, please click here: