Dec. 8, 2021

Digitizing Medical Device Operations

Digitizing Medical Device Operations

In episode 63 of the podcast, the topic is: Digitizing Medical Device Operations . Our guest is Dan Ron (@DentsplySirona), Lead Engineer at Dentsply (@DentsplySirona)). Augmented is a podcast for industrial leaders, process engineers and shop floor operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim [(@trondau), presented by Tulip.

In this conversation, we talk about Implementing tulip and i4.0 concepts into a fast pace highly customized med device manufacturing. Digitizing work instructions. Simplification. Personalizing medical device product operations. The future of the industrial frontline worker. 

My takeaway is that so much of what determines success with the rollout of technology in manufacturing has to do with simplification. You aim to simplify, you make the process simple, and you choose simple apps to start with. The end result is a simpler work process which makes you more efficient. If any of those steps are complex, you risk adding further complexity to an already messy reality of complicated supply chains, work processes, and workforce challenges. That's why customization of industry 4.0 approaches heavily depends on people who lead with clarity.

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Dan Ron

Industry 4.0 and OPEX leader

Dan Ron has 14 years of experience in Manufacturing and Analytics, working as a the Lead Engineer, Operational Excellence and Continuous Improvement at DentsplySirona in Waltham, MA. Dan previously worked in various SPC and Quality Engineering roles in companies ranging from PCB fabrication to Aerospace manufacturing, and as an Actuarial Analyst before that. Throughout Dan’s career he has utilized Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma methodologies to improve the overall processes and drive continuous improvement, working with operators and executives alike. Dan holds a BS in Mathematics, concentrating in Statistics from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, is a Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, spoke at the 2019 ARC Industry Forum – Driving Digital Transformation, and has been quoted in various published articles.