Effectively managing suppliers, vendors, consultants, and other third party entities that provide products and services can be challenging. How, what, and when do medical device companies manage relationships between those in the company and those outside of the company?
Today’s guest is Mike Drues of Vascular Sciences, who joins Jon Speer to review and discuss the details and importance of supplier quality management.
“Manufacturers should use good judgement when developing their quality systems, and it’s the responsibility of each to establish (and meet) requirements.” Mike Drues
“Even though the work can be delegated, the responsibility cannot be delegated.” Mike Drues
“It’s really important that we, as medical device companies, are doing the proper due diligence to identify and evaluate and qualify and manage our suppliers.” Jon Speer
“Ethylene Oxide, or EtO, is a very, very common, perhaps the most common way that we sterilize medical devices.” Mike Drues
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