Medical Device Engineering, Design and Build
Nortech Systems is a leader in the design, engineering and manufacture of medical device systems. Both our Engineering Design Center in Maple Grove, Minnesota and our Manufacturing Center of Excellence in Milaca, Minnesota are ISO 13485-certified. Our team of program managers and engineers partner with medical device companies to manage the entire lifecycle from initial […]
Digital Transformation and ESG
Digital Transformation Essential to Deliver on ESG Targets and Improved Financial Performance Nortech board member Ryan McManus recently published a thought leadership article in DialogueReview highlighting the foundational relationship between digital data management and meaningful Environmental, Social, Governance [ESG] initiatives. With input from Nortech CEO Jay Miller, McManus lays out the case to integrate digital […]
A Guide to Strategic Supplier Management in New Product Development
Developing a new product is a complex and dynamic process that requires the collaboration of multiple stakeholders, including engineers, designers, suppliers, and regulatory bodies. One key to successful new product development is managing suppliers effectively, ensuring they meet the required quality standards, cost targets, and delivery schedules. This guide will outline five phases of new […]
RoHS and REACH Compliance: Why Are They Important?
What are REACH and RoHS? RoHS (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) is a European Union (EU) directive restricting the use of hazardous substances in electronic products. It was introduced in 2003 to protect human health and the environment from potential harm caused by substances such as lead, mercury, cadmium, and hexavalent chromium. The directive aims to […]
Future of Cybersecurity and Medical Devices: Keeping Patients Safe in a Connected World
With the increasing use of technology in healthcare, medical devices are becoming more connected than ever. From pacemakers to insulin pumps and heart-lung machines to portable MRIs, these devices are essential for the health and well-being of millions of patients. However, as the number of connected medical devices grows, so do the potential security vulnerabilities. […]
Active Optical Xtreme™ Cables in Rugged Environments
Active Optical Xtreme (AOX™) is the newest small form-factor platform in an expanding frontier of Active Optical Cable technologies. Active Optical Cabling is a hybrid design technique that employs optical fiber and integrated transmitters and receivers “between the connectors” to deliver the same electrical bandwidth as would be found in a far larger number of […]
How Does Flawed Demand Forecasting Lead to Supply Chain Volatility?
If you’re struggling with supply chain volatility, here are three critical questions to consider: Could volatility in your supply chain be traced to a flawed demand forecasting model? To what extent does stocking level accuracy impact your inventory costs? How does your on-time delivery rate impact monthly revenue recognition? Companies who partner with a contract […]
Are Forecast Fluctuations Creating Havoc with Your Scheduled Deliveries?
Questions to Consider: If you’re struggling with unpredictable delivery schedules, here are three critical questions to consider: Are outdated just-in-time and just-in-case practices creating havoc for your on-time deliveries? What are the hidden costs as a result of demand forecast fluctuations? Is your MRP system up-to-date with suppliers’ shifting lead times? Our client, a leader […]
Benefits of a Design for Supply Chain Methodology
If you have been involved in manufacturing anything in recent history, you have been there – you have customer orders waiting, your lines are down, and you are just learning now that your components won’t be available for weeks, or even months, because of supply chain issues. That low-cost custom part could now hold up […]