The Medical Device Supply Chain Council (“the Council”) was formed in 2004 by Supply Chain and Operations executives from leading medial plastic molding, medical metal parts, medical plastic parts, 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 – from Manufacturers to 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

A representative list of areas/issues being addressed by the Council include:

  • Global/Regional Trends in Provider Supply Chain Management
  • Managing Global/Regional Medical Device Supply Chains
    • Supply Chain Governance Processes
    • Supply Chain Organization Models
    • KPI’s
    • Consignment Inventory Management
    • Distributor Relationships
    • 3PL Partnerships
    • Customer Service Practices
  • Cost and Asset Management
    • Cost Reduction / Containment Strategies
    • Finished Goods Inventory Management Strategies
  • Global Data Standards