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Looking to learn more about outsourcing medical manufacturing? You’ve reached the right place. Watch our blog for white papers, tips, article links and other information focused on helping medical device manufacturers save time and money without cutting quality. If you’d like to learn more about Forefront Medical’s capabilities, visit our About page or our website: http://www.forefrontmedical.com/.

Do Your Contract Manufacturer’s Capabilities Support Your Manufacturing Regionalization Strategy?

WP27_Do Your Contract Manufacturer_s Capabilities Support Your Manufacturing Regionalization Strategy 061518_Page_1Regionalized outsourcing strategies continue to grow in popularity. Gone are the days of shifting outsourcing to the lowest cost emerging market location. Today, most companies base sourcing strategies on a complex equation of factors driving total cost. When all these factors are considered, locating manufacturing within regions close to each end market often results in the greatest degree of responsiveness to market demand and lowest total cost. The underlying logic behind any regionalization strategy is that proximity to the end market reduces logistics costs and complexity; reduces raw material and finished goods shipping time; decreases finished goods safety stock requirements; and contributes to superior quality by minimizing unnecessary handling, transport and inspections. The question becomes: can the contract manufacturer your company selects enable your company to leverage the benefits of a regionalization strategy in your chosen end markets?

In this whitepaper, Forefront Medical Technology, a specialty contract manufacturer with a focus in disposable diagnostic, drug delivery systems and medical device systems highlights several areas to evaluate in determining whether or not a supplier’s capabilities are likely to deliver lowest total cost of ownership (TCO). Read the full paper here.

Q2 2018 Newsletter

Q2 2018 Forefront newsletterForefront Medical Technology’s Q2 2018 newsletter is out. The issue includes a list of questions to ask to determine if a contract manufacturer is a good fit for your project’s requirements, the design benefits of selecting a contract manufacturer with a broad range of production capabilities and a case study related to a specialty drug delivery system. Read the full issue here.

 

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Our new video highlights the broad range of medical device design and contract manufacturing capabilities present at Forefront Medical Technology. View it here.

Q1 2018 Newsletter

Q1 2018 Forefront newsletter_Page_1Forefront Medical Technology’s Q1 2018 newsletter is out. This quarter’s issue looks at the benefits of choosing a contract manufacturer with in-house tool design capabilities, questions to ask in choosing a product development partner and a case study discussing an automation strategy designed to reduce labor cost. Read the full issue here.

Can Use of Sequential Injection Molding Reduce Production Costs on Your Project?

ToolTooling design can be critical to achieving commercialization goals. Tool design has a direct impact on product cosmetics, cost and scalability. Sequential injection molding offers both cosmetic and throughput benefits, but in its traditional form has required a bulky mold and use of larger tonnage machines to accommodate the external hydraulic support system. Forefront Medical Technology, a specialty contract manufacturer with a focus in disposable diagnostic, drug delivery systems and medical device systems, has patented a streamlined sequential tooling design which utilizes a mechanical function inside the tool to eliminate the need for an external hydraulic system. The end result is a tool that easily fits in standard machines of the same tonnage as conventional injection molding tool, but is 50 percent faster than a conventional tool. Read our full whitepaper here.

 

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