Medical Musings: Integrate supply chains in the USA

My colleagues John Clark and Clare Goldsberry wrote this week of one of the extreme perils of manufacturing in China—the potential for being imprisoned by your own employees while government officials look the other way.

Security of supply chain is an issue of growing importance, particularly for companies producing products for the medical market, as was the sad sack CEO peering out of a window with bars.

A decision to move injection molding from China to India seemed to be the incident that precipitated the employee insurrection, according to press reports.

In recent conversations with Jeff Somple, president of Mack Molding's Northern Operations, I have been struck by an alternative scenario available to medical device manufacturers....

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