MRB Disposition Process Improvement to Reduce High Inventory Level and Aging at a Medical Device Company using DMAIC Methodology
Rodríguez Aviles, Ninoska V.
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Quality is an important aspect of the Medical Devices industry. The medical device manufacturing sector has become more regulated everyday in which significant quality systems and product requirements must be satisfied. In a challenging business environment is fundamental for the company to comply with the regulatory requirements and establish systematic processes to maintain the quality of the product. Currently the Material Review Board Disposition Process is being affected by the inputs of the process resulting in High Inventory Level and Aging. Lean Six Sigma methodology is focused on business and process improvements based on reducing process variation, waste elimination and customer satisfaction. This project has been developed under the Lean Six Sigma principles and using DMAIC methodology in order to identify opportunities to enable the company to reduce Material Review Board Inventory Level and Inventory Aging at the External Pumps Area at a Medical Device Company. Key Terms - DMAIC, Inventory, Material Review Board, Supplier Quality Engineering