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Dear ARMI/BioFabUSA Community,

We invite you to participate in a unique solution-focused supply chain workshop (virtual and free of charge) for the tissue engineered medical products (TEMP) industry. 

Through a project grant from ARMI/BioFabUSA, a multidisciplinary team of researchers, and students at Georgia Tech is developing a supply chain modeling and decision support system (DSS) designed to support the ever-expanding TEMP industry and its complex supply chain requirements. 

The team is developing this new supply chain modeling and DSS system with a couple primary objectives in mind –– to maximize patient benefits, including fast fulfillment, and to minimize manufacturing and logistics costs and risks.

Please join us on July 29 for Digital Tissue Engineered Medical Products (TEMP) Supply Chain Workshop.
Please RSVP HERE if you will be attending this workshop.

By participating in this workshop, you will be able to:

  1. Understand how the new digital platform can provide information to support system-level decisions, including facility site selection, production configuration, supply chain network design (centralized, regional hub, or “point-of-care”), and return on investment;
  2. Gain actionable insights from the team’s experience solving manufacturing and distribution problems;
  3. Participate in interactive break-out sessions and provide input to the project team that can inform future solution capabilities; and
  4. Learn about opportunities to collaborate with the solution experts and BioFabUSA community to address your company’s supply chain issues.

Please see the project overview and workshop agenda for more detailed information. We look forward to having you join us!

Project Overview

The growth of tissue engineered medical product (TEMP) industry is going to change the supply chain of medical tissues disruptively. To embrace this change, a system-level decision support tool is essential for adopting more cost-effective manufacturing processes and making better investment decisions. To address this need, Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute is developing a simulation-based decision support system (DSS) for TEMP manufacturing and distribution.

The objectives of this project are:

  • Maximize patient benefits, including fast fulfillment
  • Minimize total manufacturing and logistics costs and risks
  • Incorporate DoD’s and other stakeholders’ perspectives into supply chain modeling
  • Inform standards development
  • Support and participate in workforce development

The development of the TEMP supply chain model is structured in two tiers: (1) a microscale simulation of a single production facility operation, and (2) a macroscale simulation of supply chain network design. The team is engaging stakeholders – DOD, government, patients, industry, academia, standards, regulation, policy, and education & workforce development – in the emerging TEMP sector during the performance period to ensure a successful and seamless transition into mass-customization manufacturing and commercialization.