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The key to medical packaging supply chain success

On May 1, 2014

Ben Cohen & Jerry Greenfiled, Wilbur & Orville Wright or even Sam, Jack, Albert & Harry Warner. What do these folks have in common? Yes, they are all related. But more importantly they are also all people that simply worked well together, and because of this they experienced great business success. While this concept of working well together is clearly important in many facets of business, it is especially critical when it comes to the success of medical packaging supply chains.

Supplier collaboration on key steps like packaging engineering, quality assurance, parts compatibility verification, and even assembly, fulfillment and distributions services is the only way medical device packaging customers can be assured that every facet of their project will work together seamlessly.

But it is important to keep in mind that a well-integrated supply chain doesn’t necessarily need to be a vertically integrated one, with one party controlling all members. Instead, because each and every aspect of medical packaging system design and validation requires such a discerning attention to detail, each and every member of the supply chain must still fulfill their specialized role. (Let’s face it, in the field of medical packaging and sterile barrier systems, no one wants a “Jack of all trades, master of none”.)

At TEQ we’ve worked very hard to establish just this type of collaborative environment with some of the best names in the industry – from the leaders in process validation and standards compliance at Spartan Design Group, to the experts in fulfillment and distribution services and quality assurance at McFarlane Medical, to the premiere medical tray sealing system manufacturers at Belco Packaging Systems.

As a result, we can consistently provide our medical thermoforming customers a fully integrated solution that meets their high demands for quality. Plus, because of our many years working with our partners, we have the experience needed to provide these customers with turnkey quotes that include everything they need to bring their project to completion all in one place – saving them needless time, money and hassle.

What about you? Do you have any examples of collaboration that save your customers time, money and, most importantly, peace of mind?

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Todd McDonald

By Todd McDonald

A creative, customer-based problem solver, Todd has over 20 years of industry experience. Starting as a designer, he moved on to engineering project management, then transitioned into sales. It is this diverse background that gives him a “unique, multi-faceted understanding of business” that generates unexpected, smart solutions.

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