Standards are essential to any engineering project, including and especially medtech projects. But staying on top of all the changes that are relevant can be a daunting task without the right system.
So what are the qualities of an effective standards management system? For starters, such systems need to be easily accessible for all who need this information and updated regularly. Consistency of standards is critical as are reliable sources for the standards. And the systems must ensure compliance.
Yet, many companies have paper-based, decentralized systems that make it difficult to identify and maintain standards. If your company is one of these, then chances are you recognize the cost-/time-saving, risk-avoidance, and quality benefits of electronic standards management systems (ESMS). However, you may not know how to lobby senior management for implementation of such systems. If that's you, “Cost and Risk Avoidance with Standards Management will prove to be a valuable resource for you.
The white paper effectively presents the insights of senior management at IHS, a firm that provides data, analysis, market intelligence, and other services. ESMS benefits and why such systems are critical to the ongoing success of engineering projects are detailed as are system attributes and ROI. Published by Penton Custom Solutions for Medical Design and Machine Design, this white paper is now available as a free download.