RDM is defined as technology, systems and strategies that change the economics and organisation of manufacturing, particularly in relation to location and scale. Smaller-scale precision manufacturing can radically reduce supply chain costs, improve sustainability and tailor products to the needs of patients and consumers.
The Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare Network (RiHN) –
Positioning the UK at the forefront of Healthcare Manufacturing through research.
The RiHN aims to deliver a collective vision of the research needed to position the UK at the forefront of healthcare manufacturing.
Following a successful £0.5m award from the Engineering and Physical Services Research Council (EPSRC), the RiHN is being led by a multi-disciplinary team that spans the disciplines of manufacturing, healthcare technologies, management and human factors. Network Director Dr Wendy Phillips is leading the two-year project commencing from February 2015.
Feasibility StudiesThe risk of committed capital, the impact on the complexity of existing supply chains, capacity management, sustainability requirements, and the adoption of new technologies are some of the main drivers behind the adoption of redistributed manufacturing in healthcare. We have commissioned several cutting edge feasibility studies to advance the understanding of its challenges and opportunities.
MeDe Innovation Fifth Annual Conference - 18th Jan 2018
This conference is a unique opportunity to access the latest developments in orthopaedic medical device manufacture, and brings together academics, industrialists, clinicians and regulatory body representatives through lively presentations and debate. Open to anyone with an interest in the design and manufacture of Class III, orthopaedic medical devices.
What is Redistributed Manufacturing?
The way we currently manufacture our goods is becoming increasingly unsustainable. The centralised, off-shore approach has come under threat by global economic volatility, security risks, and climate change. Watch the video and find out what solutions Redistributed Manufacturing can offer to commonly faced challenges.
Join our Network
We invite clinicians, SMEs, large enterprise, academia and other institutions interested in advancing the Redistributed Manufacturing (RDM) in healthcare agenda to support our feasibility studies and assist us with our research. We aim to deliver guidance on pathways for RDM innovations in healthcare, as well as expert recommendations for future research and investment in this area.
Our Research Team
The RiHN Research team includes members from the University of Cambridge, Loughborough, Nottingham, Newcastle, the West of England and Brunel University. Join our network for the opportunity to discuss the challenges of Redistributed Manufacturing in Healthcare with experts in the field.