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Global Technologies First to Achieve MedAccred Cable & Wire Harnesses Accreditation

February 7, 2016 - Spring Lake, Michigan - Global Technologies, an integrated manufacturer and distributor of custom electronic assemblies and connectivity system solutions, is pleased to announce they are the first company in the world to receive MedAccred Cable & Wire Harnesses accreditation. MedAccred is an innovative new industry managed supply chain oversight program that bolsters patient safety. It does this through clarification of requirements and better identifying how they apply to critical processes used in the production of medical devices. Global Technologies is now officially the first company to be fully compliant with the MedAccred Audit Criteria for Cable and Wire Harness Assemblies (AC8121) which were developed by the MedAccred Cable and Harness Assemblies Task Group. The members of the Task Group come from companies including Philips, Stryker, GE Healthcare, and Baxter Healthcare. Global Technologies was also involved in the development of the audit criteria, which have been developed in accordance with the Class 2 and Class 3 requirements of IPC/WHMA-A-620, J-STD-001 and other industry standards. Global Technologies was an early adopter of the program and participated in the Task Group from its inception. Jeff Olds, CEO of Global Technologies said: “We are extremely proud to be the first company to achieve the accreditation from MedAccred for Cable and Wire Harnesses. A MedAccred audit is a rigorous assessment of critical process capability and compliance to customer requirements and industry standards. I am delighted to be able to say to all our customers that Global Technologies’ capabilities and compliance status have been validated through this audit process. We believe MedAccred will become an important part of the medical device industry’s approach to supply chain oversight and it is fantastic to be recognized as being at the forefront of this effort.” Joe Pinto, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at the Performance Review Institute said: “We would like to thank Global Technologies for their ongoing and active participation in the MedAccred program. It is because companies like Global Technologies are willing to step forward and be the first to conduct an audit at their facility that MedAccred is able to start demonstrating the value it offers the whole industry. Being the first to achieve accreditation is not easy and everyone at Global Technologies should be very proud of their new status as the first MedAccred Cable and Wire Harnesses accredited supplier.” Benefits of MedAccred:

  • Provides consistent/standardized critical process accreditation accepted by leaders in the Medical Device Industry resulting in fewer redundant onsite audits by multiple OEMs
  • Conducts in-depth critical process audits that are compliant and consistent to accepted industry/technical standards and conducted by Subject Matter Experts.
  • Provides greater visibility of the supply chain to all levels and sub-tiers that provide critical processes, consistent with regulatory requirements (e.g. FDA, ISO 13485, MDD, etc.)
  • Improves flow down of OEM requirements to sub-tier suppliers.

About Global Technologies

Global Technologies in an integrated manufacturer and distributor of custom electronic assemblies and conductivity system solutions. Headquartered in Spring Lake, Michigan since 1968, we serve the Datacomm and OEM sectors worldwide from production locations in Michigan, Mexico and China. We also have an office in Dayton, Ohio. Product offerings include wire harnesses, cable, electro-mechanical and value-added assemblies, data center design services, and an extensive list of premise distribution products. For more information contact us at 616-842-6790 or visit globaltec.com.

About MedAccred

MedAccred is an industry managed supply chain oversight program that reduces risk to patient safety, assures quality products and compliance with requirements as they apply to critical processes used in the production of medical devices. The program is administered by the not-for-profit Performance Review Institute. PRI is a global provider of customer-focused solutions designed to improve process and product quality by adding value, reducing total cost and promoting collaboration among stakeholders in industries where safety and quality are shared goals. PRI works closely with industry to understand their emerging needs and offers customized solutions in response. Learn more at www.medaccred.org or contact PRI at MedAccred@p-r-i.org