BMP Medical is the first injection molding company to achieve accreditation from MedAccred, a robust program managed by the MedTech industry that provides supply chain oversight via standardized audit criteria.MedAccred has established rigorous audit criteria that incorporate industry standards along with specific OEM and contract manufacturer requirements. The program replaces some of the routines, critical process supplier audits conducted by many OEMs and CMs with a single, robust audit. It is administered by the Performance Review Institute (PRI), a not-for-profit organization that also supports the successful 25-year-old Nadcap accreditation program for the aerospace industry, which is the model for MedAccred.
The MedAccred audit criteria are developed for specific processes collaboratively with OEMs and relevant CMs. Thus far, MedAccred has established audit systems in several critical manufacturing markets, including medical manufacturing.
“As the first injection molder to achieve MedAccred accreditation, we at BMP see it as a differentiating factor, that gives smaller suppliers like us greater visibility. This approach provides OEMs superior quality control and better management of their supply chain. We’re proud to be the first plastic injection molding MedAccred company,” said Mike Faulkner, President of BMP Medical.
Ed Kangas, BMP Vice President of Sales and Marketing, came away impressed with the process, and stated, “It was an open, very collaborative discussion, that involved a deep dive into the processes that provided us with an opportunity to implement internal improvements. This accreditation has strengthened relationships and created new customer opportunities.”
Some of the largest OEM companies actively participated in the MedAccred Plastics Task Group and assisted in developing the audit criteria for injection molding. Among the active OEMs that participated were Abbott, Baxter Healthcare, Becton, Dickinson & Co., Boston Scientific, Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Philips, and Stryker.
The Plastics Task Group state that, MedAccred enhances patient safety by providing OEMs with oversight and verification of compliance to critical manufacturing process requirements.
Suppliers benefit by improving their operations based on audit criteria while reducing the number of on-site customer audits.
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