April 18–19, 2018Boston Convention & Exhibition CenterBoston, MA

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Creating Supply Partnerships that Span the Product Life Cycle


Charlie Dean (Senior Director Supplier Engineering, Intuitive Surgical)

Location: 160 B

Date: Wednesday, April 18

Time: 1:15pm - 2:00pm

Pass Type: Conference (Paid) - Get your pass now!

Conference Track: Biomed Track B: Product Development

Vault Recording: TBD

Few suppliers can do it all, so how do you balance the technical expertise and agility required for developing products with the discipline and controls required to transition into production, ramp, and reduce cost? Can you go fast and then faster?

Topics covered will include:
  • Supplier diversity
  • Planning for product transfer, pipeline management with your suppliers
  • Talent development with your supply partners
  • Sole source, single source, preferred source
  • Maximizing the benefit of different business priorities