Case Study – Project Transfer

High-quality product on time and at a lower cost

Challenge

Seisa helps customer with product transfer for higher profitability

A small division of a large healthcare company approached Seisa for assistance with a portfolio of disposable products. The customer was facing profitability challenges and growing concerns related to regulatory compliance. The product mix included a variety of sterile single-use devices and the customer possessed limited experience with production transfers

Solution

Seisa proposed a tailored solution to support the customer’s plan to drastically reduce the product mix, while bringing the product into Seisa’s established medical device assembly facility, taking over turn key supply chain management, and leveraging Seisa’s fully compliant Quality Management System (QMS). Seisa performed a mapping of the customer’s QMS and adapted a customized and fully-compliant Quality plan to support the customer’s newly refined product portfolio.

Following the Seisa’s standardized transfer process, a team was formed to lead the review of all customer requirements and build a documented transfer plan ready for execution. The Seisa transfer manager conducted daily structured project reviews with the extended team including both Seisa and customer representation. The cross functional transfer team included subject matter expertise in all relevant functional areas and addressed specific manufacturing techniques for bonding, mechanical assembly, ultrasonic welding, and plastics processing.

Result

  • The Seisa team completed the transfer plan within 4 months, 2 months ahead of plan
  • Customer business line became profitable by eliminating excessive overhead and improving inventory management
  • The customer’s Quality and Regulatory concerns were alleviated because the product is now manufactured under Seisa’s proven QMS
  • Seisa continues to deliver a high-quality product on time and at a lower cost than the customer’s previous process