09 Jan Outsourcing, Offshoring and the Partnership Equation
Outsourcing production of medical disposable devices and systems can be a complex process. Sourcing teams are faced with challenging questions. How can the dual requirements of superior quality and continuing cost reduction over time best be satisfied? Is the chosen contract manufacturer as concerned about regulatory requirements as my company? If I source offshore will our company’s intellectual property (IP) be adequately protected? If tooling costs drive single-sourcing, how can I ensure the supplier will work on the cost reduction we need over time? Will our product development team be able to communicate with an offshore supplier’s team? How much time will my team need to spend at an offshore contract manufacturer to get a project started?