UNDERSTANDING MEDICAL CABLE ASSEMBLIES
Cable assemblies that connect medical devices to capital equipment have unique challenges. Outside of commodity offerings, custom medical cable assemblies complete the reusable and disposable markets. Understanding the differences between disposable and reusable options, as well as your supply chain, of custom medical cable assemblies can help you make the right decision for your medical device.
The Advantages of Reusable and Disposable Medical Cable Assemblies
• Ease of use for the patient provider
• Less sterilization risk
• Lower cost per use
• Less waste
Supply Chain Impacts
During prototyping and product development it is important to be close to the manufacturing process. Local manufactures provide shorter lead times but at a higher price.
• Low volume high mix
• Short lead times
Larger medical cable assembly suppliers combine both local and remote resources in order to provide timely customer service and low cost manufacturing. Depending on the sophistication of your supply chain, product complexity, and internal resources these types of cable assembly suppliers can allow you to source lower cost product while maintaining quality and local communication.
• Manufacturing scalability at competitive pricing
The largest custom medical cable assembly suppliers reside oversees with factories of thousands of employees trained in manufacturing medical cable assemblies. Without direct employees to oversee and manage these relationships your supply chain needs to be carefully analyzed and measured.
• Lowest price
Most cable assemblies have connectors. Understanding custom medical connectors can help you solve your custom medical cable assembly supply chain and cost challenges.