Dec. 15, 2021

Disrupting Dialysis by Digital Operations

Disrupting Dialysis by Digital Operations

In episode 70 of the Augmented podcast, our guest is Marc Nash, Vice President of Manufacturing at Outset Medical, Inc. (@OutsetMedical). In this conversation, we talked about how Outset Medical is disrupting the dialysis industry by adopting industry 4.0 technologies.
Augmented reveals the stories behind the new era of industrial operations, where technology will restore the agility of frontline workers. Technology is changing rapidly. What’s next in the digital factory? Who is leading the change? What are the key skills to learn? How to stay up to date on manufacturing and industry 4.0? Augmented is a podcast for industrial leaders, process engineers and shop floor operators, hosted by futurist Trond Arne Undheim (@trondau), presented by Tulip, the frontline operations platform.

Trond's takeaway:

The Medical Device Industry is not the easiest industry to innovate within. Regulatory constraints, the complexity of managing software and hardware together, and staying on top of the logistical intricacies of the health care market, all of that complicates things. No Digital Lean journey is easy, but the fact that Outset Medical managed to build a greenfield factory in Tijuana, Mexico, with a bottom-up approach to process improvement through no-code apps that empower their workers, is an inspiring story.

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Marc Nash

Vice President of Manufacturing at Outset Medical, Inc.

Marc is a Six Sigma-certified biomedical engineer with an undergraduate degree from Union College and an MBA from the University of Haifa in Israel. Marc is an agile operational leader.