Good Manufacturing Practices for the Medical Devices Industry
What is the Medical Devices Industry? The medical devices industry is a key component of our healthcare system, contributing not only to medical devices manufacturing but also to the development of medical technology that can help diagnose and treat various illnesses. The medical devices industry covers a wide array of items, from common supplies such as surgical masks to high tech imaging equipment. Section 201 of the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetics Act defines this [...]
Quality Assurance vs. Quality Control: Distinctions and Similarities
What makes it okay for 75% of Americans to spend $5 on a coffee when they can get a coffee elsewhere for $2? There's something about customers' perception of the quality of a coffee at Starbucks that makes this a premium product they are prepared to pay for. Quality is a source of competitive advantage. Before implementing quality assurance and quality control, it's important to understand the differences and similarities between the two. Read on [...]
How to Streamline Manufacturing Operations Management
Thanks to technological advancement in the past century, today’s consumers have greater demands compared to a few decades ago. They want to purchase the best product at competitive prices — and they want it now. In production, It’s the operations manager’s job to streamline manufacturing operation management to meet these increasingly demanding customer expectations.  Contrary to what most people believe, a streamlined manufacturing production line doesn’t necessarily mean using next-level automation and high-performance equipment. It [...]
Meet our Customer Success Team
Meet Prodsmart team
The end of 2019 and the beginning of this year has been the time to get our customer success efforts straight! Our Customer Success team is now bigger and our processes are well-oiled and improved, in order to give our Customers what they deserve: The best experience regarding technical knowledge and lean manufacturing expertise.We would like to introduce our Customer Success team to you, our Lean Manufacturing Experts and the ones responsible for keeping our [...]
MRP vs. ERP: What You Need to Know
The manufacturing industry requires a great deal of organization to ensure production is maintained at an optimum level, and order fulfillment is handled expediently. To do this, manufacturers generally need an intricate organizational system to track sales, production, and inventory.  Each company has its own way of doing this, but it depends on a variety of factors from the size of the company to how sophisticated their production processes are to the industry and market [...]
How to manage your team and operations from home
Effects from Covid-19 have been felt throughout the world, from social to economical aspects. Some people are getting sick, some others are asked to stay home and when it comes to the manufacturing industry, there are a lot of other issues that companies are facing. This crisis started in China a few months ago. Thousands of people got sick, cities were in full lockdown and the economy has slowed down for a while. Since China [...]
What Is Lean Manufacturing?
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The underlying principle behind lean manufacturing is rather simple; to continuously eliminate as much waste as possible in the manufacturing process. Reducing waste plays a significant role in maximizing profits and minimizing expenses allowing companies to become more competitive.  The lean approach focuses on capitalizing on a company's resources to get rid of or minimize losses in effectiveness and efficiencies that would otherwise lead to stunted production. These wastes include everything from project management tools [...]
Calculating Total Manufacturing Cost: What You Need to Know
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It's time to calculate your manufacturing costs!  Yeah, I know. We hear the grumbling. The thought of figuring out your total manufacturing costs can be intimidating. The good news is that it's far from impossible. You don't have to pretend to be an accountant to figure it out.  You also don't want to gloss over what your total manufacturing costs mean for you. If you know what your inventory value is, you can easily figure [...]
Covid-19 | Continuity of our services
Times are uncertain and definitely hard on every company.We won’t have any kind of disruption of activity due to Covid-19 and we will be providing our service as usual. Our team is entirely working from home, where they can simultaneously protect themselves and assure that all our services, from customer support to product development, will be running smoothly and with no interruptions. Contingency plan announcement and health and safety checklists. To help our customers, we [...]
20 Poka Yoke Examples in Real Life
We have already written about Poka-yoke, “a Japanese term which translates to mistake proofing, that can be any mechanism or device that helps an operator to avoid mistakes”. Although Poka Yoke is a lean manufacturing tool coined by Shigeo Shingo in the 1960s, it is also present in our everyday lives. Hoping to help you understand this concept, we have gathered twenty examples of error-proofing on our daily life, which can prevent us from making [...]

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