Integer, a medical device outsourcing (MDO) manufacturer, has selected Critical Manufacturing’s Manufacturing Execution System (MES) to improve its global production processes.
The company provides medical technologies in the cardiac, neuromodulation, vascular and wearable medical markets.
Integer intends to implement the full suite of Critical Manufacturing MES modules following a pilot project that will take place at an Integer site in Ireland. If successful, the Critical Manufacturing MES will be deployed as an enterprise-wide product and value stream solution at Integer’s manufacturing sites worldwide.
Jennifer Bolt, senior vice president of global operations at Integer, said, “We selected Critical Manufacturing after a thorough evaluation of available solutions, covering product functionality, service, pricing and system support. This is an exciting step in our journey to excellence as we digitize our production processes and add new levels of quality, efficiency and traceability to help us serve our customers and their patients.
The goal of deploying Critical Manufacturing MES at Integer will be to improve quality and remove manual and repetitive paper-based steps from production processes. The inherent traceability of MES will further provide electronic device history records (eHDR), enabling better control of manufacturing data and documentation and a seamless connection between production and quality.
Mohamed Benkirane, Vice President, Medical Devices Practice, Critical Manufacturing, said, “Medical devices are becoming increasingly sophisticated with complex production processes. Our MES has been designed with specific features to serve this market. It improves quality through tighter process controls and replacing outdated, error-prone manual processes. It also increases productivity, reduces costs, and provides manufacturers with more agile production capabilities, enabling them to respond more quickly to customer and market demands.
“We are delighted to work with Integer and look forward to a long and successful relationship.”
Critical Manufacturing MES paves the way for Industry 4.0 manufacturing. It brings together data from existing equipment and new distributed edge processing devices, then adds the necessary context to reveal ideas for improvement. All product and process information is collected and stored in comprehensive, self-audited eDHRs.