FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Does Tecomet apply Six Sigma and Lean Methodologies?
Yes, the application of Six Sigma quality sciences and Lean/Human factor principles have been integrated across the systems/business practices of Tecomet; the merged combination of these tools provide a layered science approach to supporting all aspects of the business.
Does Tecomet apply Statistical Process Control (SPC)?
Yes, Tecomet applies a combination of statistical process monitoring systems and controls. The Tecomet team is standardizing related best practices worldwide.
Tecomet applies data based informed decision making team dynamics to help accelerate learning, sharing and the realization of improvements across the company. These statistical process monitoring applications supplement "Active Risk Management at the production source.
Does Tecomet provide any Dock to Stock service capabilities?
Yes, the worldwide Tecomet production teams are all capable of providing statistical process capability data, which will provide the scientific rationale to enable the justification to take product ship to stock and/or direct distribution.
Does each Tecomet site have a Business Continuity Plan (BCP) in place?
Yes, each worldwide Tecomet site has a BCP, which includes the use of other Tecomet facilities with like capabilities and validated processes.
Does Tecomet have any Tecomet brand implants available for purchase?
No, The Tecomet Executive Management has developed an Implant policy, which has been integrated within Tecomet systems and policies worldwide. The mention policy clarifies the Company has taken a position in conducting business within the medical device orthopedic industry of not direct brand labeling and selling any implant products to the marketplace. The company will continue to operate in a medical device industry as a contract manufacturer and full service provider of implant products and services to our Original Equipment Manufacturer customers.
What regulatory compliance registrations/certifications have the Tecomet companies achieved?
Each Symmetry Medical sites regulatory registrations/certifications are aligned with their respective scope of services, considering;
- ISO 13485
- ISO 14001
- AS 9001
- CMDCAS - Canadian Medical Devices Conformity Assessment System
- PAL - Japanese Pharmaceutical Affairs Law Article 13-3
- FMA - Japan Foreign Manufacturer Accreditation
- Nadcap - Special Process Accreditations