collaboration in manufacturing

Peter Rizzo

Manager of Positive Client Relations

MFG4, an event that brings the aerospace, defense, and medical device manufacturing industries into the same room to encourage cross-collaboration, was held May 3rd and 4th at the Connecticut Convention Center in Hartford, CT.  Aerospace, defense, and medical device manufacturing represent three of the most heavily-regulated industries in the country. They also depend greatly on innovation and pioneering technological advancement. With all this regulation, how do companies and suppliers serving these industries manage to stay ahead of the competitive landscape?  While attending this event, I learned the answer to that question: collaboration.

MFG4 brings these three industries together for idea-sharing, education, and networking. With over 260 exhibitors, 20 presentations, and 6 keynote speakers, opportunities for valuable takeaways were abundant. Attendees included representatives from GE, Apple, Medtronic, Johnson & Johnson, Smith & Nephew, Boston Scientific, and Covidien. Having large industry-leading companies like these as presenters establishes a credible platform from which to impart wisdom to the smaller manufacturing and product development companies, as well as their suppliers. From innovative lean manufacturing methods to systems streamlining human resources processes and more, the keynotes and presentations carried value for all professional levels serving the medical, defense, and aerospace manufacturing industries. Perhaps the greatest takeaway for attendees was this:  to grow and compete in this industry, we must always be innovating and always be networking.

By attending events like MFG4, Cogmedix continues to expand its reach as a leading provider of medical device contract manufacturing and logistics, focusing on strict quality and regulatory compliance. This commitment – along with 100% referability and a track record of flexibility, integrity, and trust – has set Cogmedix apart from the competition in providing turnkey medical device manufacturing and engineering services.  Cogmedix is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Coghlin Companies.