Medical device and diagnostic manufacturers are increasingly looking towards efficiency by partnering with suppliers who are reliable, compliant and cost-efficient. With an increased focus on supplier controls in the new regulations and a greater focus on risk management in the updated ISO 13485 standard, manufacturers must review and update their supplier quality management (SQM) process to avoid non-conformance.
Building upon the success of the 2018 Supplier Quality conference, we are proud to introduce to you the 2nd Annual European Medical Device and Diagnostic Supplier Quality Management Meeting that will bring together some of the best minds from the industry to uncover innovative ideas for achieving excellence in building, executing and maintaining an SQM system by balancing cost and time against optimal quality and assurance. This meeting will cover essential issues like the impact of the new MDR and IVDR and will explore how to work with Notified Bodies during unannounced audits, ISO 13485:2016, MDSAP, need for supplier quality agreements and strategies to develop robust process to monitor suppliers and evaluate their performance.
The meeting will also focus on digital transformation has affected SQM and strategies that can be implemented to capitalize on digitalization to make process for more efficient. Through highly interactive presentations, case studies, workshops and panel debates, attendees will be able to build a well-rounded plan to improve and evaluate their Supplier Quality Management process.