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NPI Medical is expanding its assembly and kitting operations at its facility in Ansonia, Connecticut. The expansion includes a dedicated climate controlled kitting room in a secured white room environment.
"We have been providing assembly and kitting services to our customers for several years and see this as a natural way to help our customers redefine their supply chains," said Randy Ahlm, CEO of NPI Medical.
The investment in a white room environment allows NPI Medical to quickly upgrade to a Grade 7 Class 10,000 within a week based on customers' needs. The U-shape assembly design allows the operators to move freely from right to left providing optimized ergonomic flow and ease of assembly while KANBAN bins allocate the daily requirements for the build and are bar coded for inventory accuracy. The system was developed for quick changeover to allow the flexibility for NPI Medical to handle low volumes of less than 500 kits per day, yet rapidly scale to accommodate its larger volume customers.
"Most of our customers are consolidating their suppliers and looking for ways to lower supply chain costs," said Ahlm. "We now can offer an integrated kitting solution that includes assembly, procurement, decorating, packaging and inventory management that not only drives down supply chain costs but lowers our customers' working capital needs."
President Dave Kelly added, "We offer two levels of kitting solutions depending on our customers' project requirements, prototype assembly and packaging with a dedicated soft wall clean room for low volume kitting assemblies, testing, and packaging or production kitting with full box build, complete component procurement and fulfillment. Our customers have been thrilled with the reduction in lead times, increased response time to demand increases and streamlined inventory management."
"At NPI Medical, we have demonstrated our capability in New Product Introductions by helping our customers rapidly launch dozens of new medical device related products in the past few years. Speed-to-market is critical to our customers' success and by working with one supplier from product development through to full production launch there is a tremendous value," said Ahlm.
About NPI Medical
NPI Medical helps medical device and healthcare OEMs accelerate their New Product Introductions while redefining their supply chain through a full range of Prototype to Production (P2P) services including design for manufacturability, prototype tooling, bridge tooling and validation in an ISO13485 environment utilizing its DynaClass system of tooling.
Headquartered in Ansonia, Connecticut, NPI Medical is a leader in providing services to the medical device industry with a reputation for its expertise in medical clean room molding, assembly, and packaging. NPI Medical is also a recognized leader in Liquid Silicone Rubber (LSR) capabilities. For more information, click here.