AMSTERDAM, Neth. SAN FRANCISCO, U.S.–Menlo Logistics (Menlo), the global logistics and supply chain management unit of Con-way Inc. has achieved ISO 13485:2003 for its Eersel facility in the Netherlands.
The International Standard sets specifications for a quality management system where an organization demonstrates its ability to manufacture, or to control and handle the inventory management of, medical devices and related logistics services, while complying with applicable international regulations governing the supply and distribution of medical devices and consistently meeting customer requirements.
Menlo’s Eersel site in the eastern Netherlands provides logistics and supply chain management services to two divisions of the Getinge Group, global provider of equipment and systems to the health care and life sciences industries. ArjoHuntleigh, the division specializing in medical equipment for those with reduced mobility, and its corporate sibling Maquet, also a producer of high-end medical devices, both benefit from Menlo’s professional abilities dedicated to the specific supply chain needs of sophisticated medical supplies, said the release.
“Both quality assurance and regulatory compliance are essential for a logistics company offering supply chain services to the medical device sector. Therefore, we are pleased with the ISO accolade. Menlo, however, believes success in this sector also involves a sharing of similar cultures with our business partners. In the case of our Eersel customers, this includes a mutual dedication to Lean continuous improvement practices as well as a commitment to quality and compliance,” said Menlo’s Senior Director of Business Development, Arthur van Gerven.
Julia Kuzeljevich is Editor of Canadian Shipper. She has been writing about transportation and logistics issues since 1999. All posts by Julia Kuzeljevich