The Medical Device Supply Chain Council (“the Council”) was formed in 2004 by Supply Chain and Operations executives from leading Medial plastic parts, medical plastic molding, and Medical Device manufacturers. The Council is an informal network of senior industry executives who are focused on identifying opportunities to improve the industry supply chain through:
Focusing on global supply chain issues facing Medical Device companies
Taking an end-to-end view of the supply chain – including Manufacturers, Distributors, and Healthcare Providers
Influencing industry standards that directly impact operational efficiency and effectiveness for all members of the supply chain
Sharing of leading practices and case studies from both inside and outside the Medical Device industry
Feedback from our members
Welch Allyn was one of the founding members of MDISCC in 2004 and since that time have found this forum to be one of our best investments in terms of both time and money. The Council provides an opportunity to learn from peers and industry experts about shared issues/opportunities as well as to develop/nurture a network of contacts across a range of Medical Device companies that share many of the same challenges as we do. We have also used this as a development and a network opportunity for key leaders in our organization by having two members of our Global Operations and Supply Chain attend each working session.” Andy Clapper SVP, Global Operations and Supply Chain Welch Allyn
There is a tremendous value in networking with other supply chain leaders on supply chain issues and challenges specific to the Medical Device industry. I value the open honest way the council tackles these issues, and leverages the strengths each member brings to the table. Having been in the medical device industry for over 25 years, I have not found a resource as valuable and informational as the Medical Device Supply Chain Council.” Ewald Parolari Senior Director Supply Chain Operations Becton, Dickinson and Company
I have been a member of the Council for almost 3 years and have found membership to be very beneficial. The Council meetings are always filled with presentations on a variety of subjects applicable to our industry. Moreover, the meetings include subject areas not specific to supply chain such as health care reform, regulatory changes, and business development. Kevin has an unique ability to keep each meeting fresh and interesting. The interactions with operations and supply chain leaders from peer companies has also been rewarding. We are able to share common concerns and issues in a non-threatening environment.” Thomas K. Rasmussen Vice President Operations and Supply Chain American Medical Systems
I have found great value in becoming a member of the Medical Device Supply Chain Council for my company and myself. The presentations from member companies and healthcare supply chain professionals are both educational and applicable to issues and challenges we all deal with on a daily basis. As a supply chain manager for a mid-sized company it is helpful to see how other larger organizations are tackling the same issues we have. The dialog between supply chain professionals from member companies is always open and insightful. The council has become a great resource for me.” Alan J. Rust Logistics Director ConMed Corp.
“The Medical Device Supply Chain Council has been a great opportunity to get caught up on the state of the art within this industry. The meetings are extremely well planned with top notch presenters who bring timely and relevant information to the attendees. The Council also provides an excellent opportunity to network with an impressive group of people who manage supply chain practices at leading global medical device companies. It is always a challenge to find time to participate in groups like this, but the Medical Device Supply Chain Council is certainly a worthwhile use of my time.” Craig Hourigan Director, Global Supply Chain Management Hollister, Inc.
“I’m excited about the forum this council can provide for supply chain leaders to dialogue on issues specifically relevant to running Medical Device Supply Chains and how we can collectively improve our processes to the benefit of the patients and customers we serve around the world.” Paul M. Pandiscio WW Vice President Global Supply Chain Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices and Diagnostics