Medical Drives Electronics Supply Chain Changes

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Re: Re : Medical Drives Electronics Supply Chain Changes
jesse_securecomponents   11/5/2013 9:06:34 PM

I see a lot of similarity between the medical device market and defense/aerospace market. Both require reliable components as the end-use is life-critical. Additionally, counterfeit components pose a very real threat to the respective supply chains. OEM's in both aerospace/defense and medical need to be certain that they have a well thought out obsolescence management plan in place.

Additionally, it is imperative that as components go end of life that OEM's have reliable, certified and reputable distributors who specialize in EOL and obsolescence issues. 

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nimantha.d   10/31/2013 12:53:12 AM

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Lily   10/28/2013 10:04:13 PM

anandvy, you are right. I think continuous upgrading of information, of market trends as well as rapid decision making is very important to supply chain. Chances fly, the early participant could win the market. 

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Re : Medical Drives Electronics Supply Chain Changes
anandvy   10/28/2013 2:26:52 PM

The supply chain dedicated to supplying equipment and electronics for hospitals must always keep itself up to date with the changing treatment patterns and introduce new technology at the best possible time that generates the highest amount of interest. Not only that, as the author explains, the supply chain (which is still plagued by things like defective parts usage, corruption etc.) has to correct itself where the life of somebody is concerned. Moreover, since recently every hospital has been uploading patient information into the cloud, hackers have to be taken care of and security has to be increased, because anybody with the knowledge of hacking can affect the health of a patient.

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HaileyMcK   10/28/2013 12:26:42 PM

Nanotechnology  promises to be disrputive in the medical field. Intel is working on a huge push in this direction--and that's going to impact the medical field. Sensors implanted in teh body...and all that. It's going to be interesting to see how these technologies change the supply chain as well.

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