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Medical device and diagnostics companies devote significant resources to ensure their products meet quality standards at every stage of the product lifecycle. With device organizations expansion into emerging markets, quality leaders are balancing between doing quality activities in low-wage markets using in-house staff at company sites or through third-party vendors in low-wage markets.
This study presents benchmarks around the use of offshoring and outsourcing for quality activities in low-cost markets. In particular, the research reviews to what extent quality leaders use in-house staff or third party vendors for more than 30 quality activities in low-wage markets. The study also reviews what quality leaders believe will be their biggest challenges in the coming years.
This study includes a Large Company and a Total Benchmark Class segment
Manufacturing; Medical Device
3M Company; KCI; BARD; Cochlear; Boston Scientific; Lake Region Medical; Edwards Lifesciences; Stryker Neurovascular; Medtronic; UreSil; Terumo Corporation; WelchAllyn