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Coastal Life Technologies increases sales and output by over 40 % in 18 months.

Coastal Life Technologies (CLT) is an outsource manufacturer and distributor of sterile, single-use medical devices, headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

Since moving into the new 40,000 square foot facility in September, 2007, CLT has seen some dramatic changes and efficiencies in every aspect of production. Employing over 100 combined management and production personnel to date, the new facility has generated an increase in sales of 44% and production output of 40% - all in just a little over 18 months.

The continued implementation of lean manufacturing techniques, such as Kanban and back flush, has allowed CLT to achieve greater efficiencies in the production of sterile disposable products. In addition, added equipment purchases such as video inspection for fiber optic manufacturing, on-demand tubing cutters, and additional sealing and packaging stations have all contributed to increased output and quality control. The company has also added soft goods capabilities for specialized wound care products.

The facility chosen for the 2007 move had a 5-year plan for growth. With the current pace of production, it has brought to the forefront the need to expand once again. Future plans will include a facility expansion in late 2009 or 2010 within the existing business park location.

Final Assembly & Sterile Packaging

CLT can perform a variety of assembly processes and packaging operations in our 8,000 square foot ISO Class 8 clean room. Our primary expertise is in assembling and packaging sterile, single-use, disposable surgical devices.

We engineer processes and streamline manufacturing to allow for greater efficiencies, lowering cost to our customers. Our team reviews the specific assembly requirements and selects the best systems for the product. Lean Manufacturing tenets such as pull systems, back flushing, and Kanbans are utilized to maintain and maximize production control and efficiency.

Product quality should not depend on inspection after production; it should be inherent to the design and manufacturing processes. Quality is always a part of our process engineering. A quality assurance plan suited to your product requirements will be established, including the quality benchmarks used in our continuous improvement efforts.

Process validation is integral to the final packaging of all sterile devices that we manufacture. We can package in pouches or trays depending on what is best suited for your product. CLT continues to monitor the packaging process as part of our ongoing quality plans to ensure package integrity.