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(Revised August 2003)
Considers the issues facing Richard Effress, MedSource's chairman and CEO, as the firm approaches the Precision Cut project--the first test of MedSource's capabilities as an integrated, contract manufacturer in the medical device industry. MedSource Technologies was formed in 1999 by the simultaneous acquisitions of seven component manufacturing companies serving original equipment manufacturers in the medical device industry. The firm's model of integrated manufacturing aimed to leverage its expertise in manufacturing to become a single-source supplier of customized services in product design and development, rapid prototyping, component manufacturing, device assembly, and supply chain management.
Keywords: Product Development;
Mergers and Acquisitions;
Supply Chain Management;
Medical Devices and Supplies Industry;
Huckman, Robert S. "MedSource Technologies." Harvard Business School Case 603-081, November 2002. (Revised August 2003.)