Proactive Supplier Management in the Medical Device Industry
: Brown Technical Book Store
The intent of this book is to show readers a process of effectively selecting, evaluating, and implementing applicable controls based on the evaluation and ongoing proactive management of suppliers, consultants, and contractors in a state of compliance. These processes can be applied to all suppliers, consultants, and contractors.
In writing this book, the authors made sure that readers could immediately apply its content. They provide best practices based on a combined 50+ years of quality and engineering experience, having worked with some of the best medical device companies and contract manufacturers in the world.
Four icons use throughout the book help readers navigate and understand the content. The FDA and toolbox icons assist in determining whether it s a requirement or a tool to help achieve compliance. The Lessons from the Road icon indicates real-life stories and what the authors have learned throughout their careers. Lastly, the check mark icon is used to highlight key thoughts, what they feel are unique takeaways or deserve a special focus.