Connected workers are key to meeting medical device manufacturing demands

Here’s how medical device manufacturers can navigate the “year of the connected worker.”

Louis Columbus, Delmiaworks

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Perhaps the only thing that medical device companies and contract manufacturers can predict for 2021 will be continued unpredictability across supply chains, market demand, sales forecasts, and skilled workers’ availability.

In the United States, elective surgeries are on the rise after being postponed due to the pandemic—leading to higher demand for medical equipment, artificial joints, and other devices used in routine procedures. However, the application of the Defense Production Act (DPA) continues to prioritize the availability of materials and manufacturing resources in the fight against COVID-19, resulting in shortages elsewhere.

The workforce also continues to be impacted by the pandemic. Many parents have quit working to care for…

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DelmiaWorks promotes Cheri Williams to CEO spot

Cheri Williams, the new CEO at DelmiaWorks (formerly IQMS)

Dassault Systèmes recently promoted Cheri Williams into the CEO spot at its DelmiaWorks (formerly IQMS) manufacturing software business.

Williams joined the company January 2017 as SVP of professional services, helping to build and grow the DelmiaWorks/IQMS business. As CEO, she will continue to focus on increasing customer value, enabling the digital transformation of mid-marketing manufacturing, and directing the global expansion of DelmiaWorks operations.

Williams has nearly three decades of experience in enterprise software, professional services, education, management consulting and executive leadership.

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