The #1 Gathering for Medical Device Supplier Quality Teams to Exchange Progressive Ideas for Implementing a Risk-Based Approach to Supplier Monitoring in Compliance with ISO 13485 while Actualizing Efficiencies in Supplier Audits, Sub-Tier Supplier Management & Supplier Development
Medical device companies manage hundreds and even thousands of suppliers in developing innovative and life-altering medical technologies, creating a complex web of communication and oversight to ensure the manufacture of safe and effective medical devices. Compounded with an increase in FDA scrutiny on supplier controls and a greater focus on risk management as outlined by the updated ISO 13495 standard, supplier quality teams are challenged with developing a robust supplier management infrastructure that accounts for a maximization in resources allocation. Collaboration and efficiency are goals that remain at the forefront of leading a first-rate supplier quality organization, including streamlining supplier audits, implementing comprehensive sub-tier supplier management and devoting resources to supplier development initiatives.
Q1 Productions’ 5th & 6th Semi-Annual Medical Device Supplier Quality Conferences will provide supplier quality executives with a valuable opportunity to address best practices and uncover innovative ideas for achieving excellence and efficiency in supplier monitoring initiatives. Sessions will cover timely and relevant issues such as an update on FDA’s supplier quality outlook, quality’s role in supplier identification and the centralization of supplier quality practices in a global supply chain. Through interactive workshops, case study presentations, panels and roundtable discussions delivered by the medical device industry, suppliers, regulatory agencies and outside industry perspectives, attendees will surely walk away with supplier quality strategies that can be immediately implemented to further supplier business partnerships.