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FDAnews Announces: Medical Device Supplier Quality Management: Are You and Your Suppliers Compliant?, June 21-22, 2017, Arlington, VA
Date:5/8/2017

Medical Device Supplier Quality Management:
Are You and Your Suppliers Compliant?
**Presented by FDAnews**
June 21-22, 2017 – Arlington, VA
http://www.fdanews.com/mdsupplierqualitymanagement

Creating a robust supplier quality management and control operation is not for the faint of heart. It’s critical for companies to comply with the regulatory bodies they face. It’s also very complicated.

But here’s how FDAnews can help.

Noted quality expert Jim Shore (with co-author John A. Freije) has literally written the book on supplier management. The book, Proactive Supplier Management in the Medical Device Industry (2016: Quality Press), sets forth a new approach to supplier quality management. On June 20-21, Shore will teach its precepts and methods in a standout workshop available only from FDAnews.

Attendees will discover better ways to:

  • Transform ornery suppliers into team players
  • Ease out unneeded suppliers while leaving the door open for their return
  • Build supply-chain efficiency and overall profits
  • Determine if supplier consolidation would be beneficial
  • And, most important, cut patient injuries, deaths and lawsuits

The book, which attendees will take home, is 100 pages chock full of charts, graphs and real world advice on how to create this very complicated operation. Whether new to this or an experienced hand attendees will find something of value.

Attendees will get:

  • An overview of ISO standard and FDA regulation similarities and differences
  • An example of supplier quality system detection
  • A step-by-step guide to a weighted approach to determine risk
  • An Assessment of a process control plan to determine where the focus should be
  • And much more.

This interactive two-day workshop features learning by doing. Attendees take part in small-group exercises that put theory into practice, discover problems colleagues face and join with them in working out solutions.

Meet the Presenter:
James B. Shore, Director of Quality, Titan Medical Inc.
Mr. Shore is co-author (with John A. Freije) of Proactive Supplier Management in the Medical Device Industry (2016: Quality Press). He boasts 25 years of quality and supplier management experience in medical devices, semiconductor, aerospace and defense for firms and organizations including Nypro Healthcare, Boston Scientific, Aspect Medical, Brooks Automation, Raytheon and the American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI). He is Six Sigma Black Belt and Quality Manager/Operations Excellence-certified by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), as well as an ASQ-certified Quality Auditor and Mechanical Inspector. A veteran of Operation Desert Storm, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps for more than 15 years. All book sale profits are donated to organizations that support military veterans.

Who Will Benefit:

  • Operations and outsourcing
  • Manufacturing
  • Design and development
  • Materials management
  • Purchasing
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Plant engineering
  • Quality assurance/quality control
  • Regulatory affairs
  • Legal counsel

Conference Details:
Medical Device Supplier Quality Management:
Are You and Your Suppliers Compliant?
**Presented by FDAnews**
June 21-22, 2017 – Arlington, VA
http://www.fdanews.com/mdsupplierqualitymanagement

Tuition:
Early Bird Pricing (through May 19): $1,597
After May 19: $1,797
Significant team discounts are available.

Easy Ways to Register:
Online: http://www.fdanews.com/mdsupplierqualitymanagement
By phone: 888-838-5578 or 703-538-7600

About FDAnews:
FDAnews is the premier provider of domestic and international regulatory, legislative, and business news and information for executives in industries regulated by the US FDA and the European Medicines Agency. Pharmaceutical and medical device professionals rely on FDAnews' print and electronic newsletters, books and conferences to stay in compliance with international standards and the FDA's complex and ever-changing regulations.

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