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In addition to the humanitarian and societal havoc COVID-19 has played, the coronavirus pandemic is disrupting supply chains across the globe. Manufacturers have ramped up production and worked around the clock to quickly make medical devices and equipment to assist in the crisis. If even one of the many materials, parts or components supplied for use in a medical device or critical lifesaving equipment drops in quality, it can have devastating consequences.
Supplier quality is always a serious factor in the medical technology supply chain. But as manufacturers scramble to develop lifesaving products during large-scale supply chain disruptions like the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and as suppliers feel pressure to consistently provide the parts that go into those products, quality is more important than ever. Considering the scale and speed of the impact, manufacturers must ensure their supply chain partners maintain high quality standards while quickly delivering a greater number of lifesaving products.
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