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Manufacturing Improvements- Medical Device; Chemical Company


A global specialty chemicals company was in need of a senior manufacturing project engineer experienced in medical device assembly. Their manufacturing production line was large but underperforming. It was a costly operation with several manual assembly issues they wanted to improve. The company needed an experienced consultant to do an assessment and provide multiple solution options.

The Patina Solution

Patina conducted a detailed search of their proprietary community of professionals to find someone with the right experience. The client had unique requirements wanting a professional versed in manufacturing and engineering, but also with the financial acumen to make a meaningful contribution in their assessment. Patina deployed a professional with over 20 years of global manufacturing experience and expertise in cost reduction initiatives.


A thorough assessment of the client’s manufacturing practices led to a proposal that was implemented with confidence and urgency. The client initiated new cost containment parameters, increased overall quality standards, reduced costs 40% per unit, and is seeing a strong trend of increased production and profitability.