Year: 2020-21

Company: Medtronic Neurovascular

Liaison(s): Trinidad Mireles, Dragos Agafitei, Crystal Achenbach

Founded in 1949, Medtronic is the largest medical device company in the world. Involved in 150 countries with over 100 products in 15 unique fields, the company is always seeking to innovate in a rapidly changing market and develop new technologies in order to deliver the best possible healthcare products.

Medtronic’s Neurovascular Incoming Quality Control department (IQC), which is responsible for inspecting and releasing raw materials and parts used to manufacture products, worked closely with KGI’s TMP team to 1) create a digital dashboard displaying metrics that will promote transparency and assist in the reduction of raw material inspection time. The team analyzed the current inspection process, researched common inventory software, and designed the dashboard based off of user needs. And 2) increase capacity of the IQC department through prioritization of inspection demand and streamlined inspection criteria of products. Ultimately, the team will provide a comprehensive package describing best practices that Medtronic can leverage for future initiatives in building a streamlined data management system for their IQC.