Boddingtons urges support for Med-Tech supply chain efficiency

  • By lucy
  • 21 July, 2020

Leading medical device manufacturer, Boddingtons, is urging the UK’s med-tech and healthcare sector to learn the recent lessons of the COVID pandemic and to push forward with innovation, efficiency and procurement reform in the coming months.

In this context, Boddingtons CEO Andy Tibbs has welcomed the creation of a new initiative and website – Healthcare Engineering Facilitator.

The new initiative is the brainchild of Colin Martin, formerly founder and director of Med-Tech Innovation EXPO and magazine.

Andy Tibbs says that ‘Colin’s new facility is very much needed in our new manufacturing landscape and Boddingtons for one will be playing a full part.’

colin & andy

Colin Martin (l) and Andy Tibbs  (r)

He adds that ‘procurement practices in the med-tech and healthcare sectors worldwide have been greatly strained by the COVID 19 pandemic. Healthcare Engineering Facilitator directly addresses this problem and aims to bridge gaps of communication and information. We are happy to recommend it.’

Colin Martin notes that ‘clinical need in the UK and around the world is arguably at an all-time high right now. With massive demand on manufacturers and the supply chain, sourcing essential medical supplies and equipment is more difficult than ever.’

Colin adds that ‘the manufacturing community has moved quickly to address the crisis but there are many companies with skills, products and services specific to the highly regulated healthcare manufacturing industry that are not being engaged because they don’t have a platform from which to be heard.

That is why we have created a brand new platform to help med-tech supplier companies register their availability and capability in order to assist in meeting the supply chain needs of the UK’s healthcare manufacturers.

In addition Healthcare manufacturers and OEMs can also register to make known any supply chain need they may have. This will help reinforce their existing supply chain and potentially help increase manufacturing capability.

Last, but not least, healthcare providers can use the forum to announce any shortfall in essential supplies or equipment. This will mean their needs can be addressed quickly by manufacturers with the expertise, certification and regulatory know-how, along with their established supply chain.’

Boddingtons continues to design and manufacture new products and components in relation to COVID 19 as well as increase its sales in traditional med-tech and healthcare markets.

Recent investments– in Class 7 cleanroom expansions; in the Mitutoyo Quick Vision Active CMM machine and in the universal MDSAP medical quality qualification – underline the company’s commitment to global medical manufacturing.

Boddingtons will once again be exhibiting at Compamed, Düsseldorf, November 16-19th and then again at Med-Tech Expo June 29-30, 2021 at the NEC Birmingham.

Contact Boddingtons direct for manufacturing needs in relation to the virus. Telephone 01622 833723

Contact Colin Martin at Healthcare Engineering Facilitator.

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