“Validation is required, as regulated by FDA, to ensure that a company’s product development software/system will meet its intended purpose. The software/system must show that it will function in a reliable, consistent manner and is in compliance with regulatory and business requirements. Additionally, once the software/system has been accepted and released for use, there is a need to maintain compliance and fitness throughout its operational life. Unfortunately, information on how to develop a validation plan and the activities expected as part of a validation effort are limited and subject to misinterpretation.” Are you struggling with finding a fully validated Requirements Management Tool? If so, check out the full white paper by Cognition!
Energy spending can account for a significant portion of manufacturing costs. By implementing Energy Intelligence Software manufacturers can manage energy spend and, as we saw in the GE case study below, realize significant savings. Selecting the right provider is therefore crucial if a manufacturer wishes to affect real change in their energy spend. Defining organizational requirements, attaining the necessary buy in and making the right provider selection is vital. To that end EnerNOC has released a 10 question guide to assist manufacturers with the selection process. Ensure that you have the information you need to make the right choice for your business. Find out the questions you should be asking potential EIS providers by Downloading the eBook!
Mexico is ranked 3rd out of five high-growth markets (along with Brazil, China, India and Russia) and it is fast becoming a go-to destination for US manufacturers. The country’s regional proximity lends it an upper hand when compared to these other high-growth regions; with both cultural ties and the NAFTA corridor connecting Mexico to major American markets. In the past 15 years Mexico has entered over 12 free trade agreements giving preferential treatment to 49 markets on 3 continents. The low labour and utility costs have enticed a number of manufacturers to pursue Mexico as an option that is more cost effective, while still providing the full range of necessary support services (legal consulting administrative, outsourcing, call centres etc.). To help define why Mexico is fast becoming the destination of choice, we asked our friends at CPI Co-Production to share the top 10 reasons that they have seen manufacturers choose Mexico over other high-growth regions. For more insights into medical device manufacturing, and to find out more from CPI-Coproduction, join us next month at the American Medical Device Summit 2015 taking place in Chicago.