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Medical Device Digital Thread

Medical device manufacturing

Enhance the readiness, efficiency and quality of your production facilities by digitalizing your manufacturing processes. Efficiently produce high-quality, fully compliant products through an integrated digital system.

Boost production in medical device manufacturing

Easily adapt production capacity while maintaining compliance and quality through digitalized processes and integrated solutions. Utilize a production digital twin for simulation; implement automatic planning and scheduling to optimize the efficiency of agile and flexible production plans; and enforce processes and tracking production data automatically to maintain quality standards and regulatory compliance.

Master today's medical device manufacturing challenges

Digitalize your manufacturing process, plan new production lines better and anticipate rapid changes. Simulate plant operations with a production digital twin for data capture and closed-loop analysis to improve capacity and maintain compliance.

90%

Reduction in cost

Decrease costs by up to 90% using additive manufacturing. (Unlimited Tomorrow)

50%

Faster response time

Respond to production changes 50% faster by streamlining production processes and scheduling. (Novak M)

85%

Reduction in quality control process time

Reduce quality control process time by 85% by eliminating paperwork and leveraging an electronic device history record (eDHR). (W.L. Gore & Associates)

Smart manufacturing solutions

Transform your medical device manufacturing process

Facing challenges in medical device manufacturing? Master costs, boost efficiency and ensure compliance with our digital solutions. Streamline production, automate processes and enhance quality to meet global standards. Explore our three key solution paths:

Utilize a production digital twin and simulate what-if scenarios to enable continuous improvements in production and costs. Identify bottlenecks, improve processes and enhance production quality while reducing costs and ensuring safety and compliance.

  • Harness a virtual model of your manufacturing facilities to layout and optimize assembly
  • Eliminate errors and improve processes
  • Provide digital evidence for verification and validation

Optimize your medical manufacturing process & facility

30

Minutes or less to release batches

Release batches in under 30 minutes with eDHRs. (Terumo Americas)

5x

Faster delivery

Deliver products faster with 3D printing. (Unlimited Tomorrow)

40%

Improvement in orders

Improve ordering from subcontractors up to 40% faster and without errors. (Novak M)

Case Study

Novak M

Case Study

Responding to production changes 50 percent faster by streamlining production processes and scheduling

Company:Novak M

Industry:Medical devices & pharmaceuticals

Location:Komenda, Slovenia

Siemens Software:Opcenter APS

Production scheduling with Opcenter is resilient to market changes, unexpected events in production and production planner absence. Using Opcenter Scheduling, the planner can quickly adjust the production plan when there is a change in a customer’s order, a worker’s availability or a lack of materials.
Tanja Jereb, Chief Procurement Officer, Novak M
Achieve Operational Excellence

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Digitalize manufacturing and supply chain networks to optimize processes and achieve operational readiness, efficiency and quality through production digital twins, flexible workflows and centralized data.

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Fast solutions for medical device manufacturing success

Additive manufacturing

Manufacturing process planning

Tooling and part manufacturing

Digital logistics

Manufacturing execution

Application development platform

Frequently asked questions

What role do global and local regulations play in the manufacturing process of medical devices, and how can companies ensure compliance while maintaining efficiency?

Global and local regulations are crucial in medical device manufacturing to ensure quality, safety and compliance. Traceability is needed to meet these requirements. Implementing error-proof processes, paperless manufacturing and electronic device history records helps ensure quality operations. Centralizing production data enables tracking, validation of market submissions, execution of quality processes and compliance with regulations such as FDA Title 21 CFR Part 11.

How does medical device manufacturing software accelerate production?

Medical device manufacturing software accelerates production by enabling operational readiness, efficiency and quality. Through solutions like ours, manufacturers optimize networks with digital twins, agile planning and centralized data tracking. This ensures rapid issue detection, dynamic production scheduling and compliance with regulations, ultimately enhancing throughput and product quality.

What are the benefits of utilizing digital tools, such as production and logistics digital twins, in reconfiguring production methods and enhancing supply chain efficiency?

Utilizing digital tools like production and logistics, digital twins can enhance supply chain efficiency by enabling synchronized planning, real-time data analysis, optimized resource allocation and proactive risk management. This approach helps reconfigure production methods, improve adaptability to changing demands and ensure compliance with regulatory standards while enhancing overall operational efficiency and readiness.

How does partnering with Siemens facilitate the enhancement of readiness, efficiency and quality in medical device production facilities to achieve global performance goals?

Partnering with Siemens facilitates enhancement in readiness, efficiency and quality in medical device production facilities by providing operational excellence tools. These tools enable flexible planning, digital twins for production readiness and centralized production data, ensuring seamless adaptation to changing demands while maintaining compliance and achieving global performance goals.

What challenges do companies face in driving a culture of continuous improvement in medical device manufacturing and how can they overcome these obstacles through digitalization and data-driven approaches?

Medical device manufacturers face challenges in driving a culture of continuous improvement, such as operational complexities, identifying bottlenecks and ensuring compliance. These obstacles can be overcome through digitalization and data-driven approaches by implementing production digital twins. These tools simulate processes, optimize workflows, identify errors, improve collaboration and enhance operational readiness, ultimately leading to higher efficiency, quality and competitiveness in the market.

How can rising energy costs impact the profitability of medical device manufacturing and what strategies can be implemented to mitigate these effects?

To mitigate the effects of rising energy costs on profitability, companies must employ strategies to control expenses, allocate investments and optimize manufacturing and supply chain processes.

Our medical device manufacturing solution offers platform-based software solutions to optimize manufacturing and supply chain networks and leverage digital tools to enhance production capabilities and efficiency. They help companies achieve operational readiness, efficiency and quality to better manage production costs and maintain profitability.

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