Medical Design Briefs - July 2022 - 7

Elekta's Crawley factory. (Credit: Elekta)
In 2017, Elekta looked into the business
benefits of implementing a modern
MES. It used the simple equation that
to increase the value of the devices
it provided, it needed to raise
quality while reducing costs (see
Figure 1). Elekta already had
strategic priorities defined for
its business, including:
* Elevate customer
experience.
* Act as an innovation
leader.
* Continuously improve
its processes.
* Sustain a competitive
cost base.
* Live its values.
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Obstacles Between Elekta and Its
Goals
Prior to implementing the new MES,
Elekta's existing production systems prevented
the company from reaching its
potential and presented risks for the future.
The company used paper-based device
history records (DHRs), manual
checks for compliance, and paper work
instructions with no electronic process
validation.
Audits, and the interruption to production
they create, were a top concern.
The manual audit process was costly,
prone to human error, and reduced production
efficiency. One product, a medical
linear accelerator called Linac, required
some 800 manual signatures and
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