March 30, 2023

Working with a U.S.-based medical device contract manufacturing expert

The past few years have seen — perhaps more than ever — the challenges of supply chain breakdowns and inflexible manufacturing processes. COVID-19 threw more kinks in global supply chains than ever before, leading more and more manufacturing companies across the globe to consider reshoring their manufacturing processes. Perhaps nowhere is this more relevant than in the United States and within the area of medical devices.

At Sanbor Medical, we are intimately familiar with medical device contract manufacturing and have facilities in America and worldwide. As such, we can manage your entire medical device manufacturing process and help you achieve international and domestic manufacturing benefits. More to the point, we know there are many benefits to working with medical device contract manufacturing experts — like us — who can provide enhanced value and service at decreased costs. 

Better Communication

Enhanced communication is one of the chief benefits of using a U.S.-based medical device contract manufacturing. For starters, using one firm means having a single point of contact for all your communication needs. For example, if you need to change your design or determine how external factors will impact it, you call one person who knows your account and understands how to handle the issue.

Having a single point of contact means you can always be kept up-to-date about the current status of your devices. In addition, your account manager can keep you informed, let you know if there are any challenges or problems, and provide regular updates about the status of your device manufacturing. 

Alignment Between Resources and Government Policies

At Sanbor Medical, we get it: There are times when it is better to work within the United States and other times when it is easier to manufacture your goods internationally. Therefore, we operate with a best-of-both-worlds approach, meaning we will work with international firms when resources and government policies make that a more economically sensible choice.

Medical device contract manufacturing works best when you work with a contract manufacturer with the flexibility and experience to understand when these moments occur. As such, we can manage the manufacturing process in a way that meets your goals and with the explicit understanding that there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Deciding to manufacture a device domestically or internationally depends on various metrics, including labor costs, availability of goods, transportation reliability, shipping, and more. Therefore, we can work with you to make medical device contract manufacturing decisions on a case-by-case basis. 

Post-Market Engineering Assistance

Most medical devices require updates, enhancements, or adjustments that allow them to better suit the needs of their customers. However, as any medical device contractor knows, making adjustments post-market can be complicated. Depending on the circumstances, you may have to obtain additional regulatory approval, adjust your manufacturing process, and work with customers to ensure that they have an updated device.

You can manage this process by working with medical device contract manufacturing firms. We have years of experience in managing this process at Sanbor Medical. We can identify opportunities for improvements during the first article process, potentially allowing revisions to be made after a product has hit the market. Engaging in these revisions as quickly as possible can prevent problematic and expensive revisions for our customers, and you can rely on our expertise for any post-market assistance. We can provide quality assurance, alert customers, and update manufacturing to ensure you have the highest quality product. 

The Convenience of One-Sourcing

One-sourcing refers to working with a company that manages the entire manufacturing process. By engaging in one-sourcing, you can obtain many critical benefits that allow you to achieve your business goals. These include:

  • Reduced pricing that comes with working with a single supplier
  • Enhanced communication and constant updates about the state of your product as it moves through the manufacturing process
  • Strengthened ability to evaluate the quality of your medical device, as you can work with your single-source supplier to identify potential problems and alleviate any issues

At the same time, one-sourcing can allow you to overcome key challenges. For example, one-sourcing managers can overcome obstacles, manage labor disputes, and shift manufacturing to better meet your needs. In addition, one-sourcing experts can help you adjust to current events and ensure your supply chain is flexible. 

Partner With Sanbor Medical

These benefits are all great in theory, but the truth is that your business needs a medical device contract manufacturing expert to make success a reality. More to the point, you need a comprehensive solution to provide total management of your manufacturing. As you are undoubtedly aware, the supply chain crunch means that communication and world-class service are more important than ever. Plans must be flexible, adaptable to any situation, and capable of adjusting to rapidly changing schedule needs.

At Sanbor Medical, we have over 30 years of expertise and can assist with the entire manufacturing process. Connect with a team member at Sanbor Medical today to learn more about how we can enhance the flexibility of your medical device manufacturing process and realize the benefits noted above.

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