Ambu develops, produces and markets diagnostic and life-supporting devices. Ambu’s products are used by hospitals, clinics, and emergency services; by doctors, nurses, and paramedics who work every day to save lives and improve patient care. It has three business areas: anaesthesia, patient monitoring and diagnostics, and emergency care.
Denmark-based Ambu wanted to grow and move some of its production and product development to China and Malaysia. As a result, the company needed a reliable, out-of-the-box product lifecycle management (PLM) solution with high availability to enable global access to its product information and related documentation. The solution had to support cross-functional collaboration between different countries and product development teams.
Ambu chose Agile Product Collaboration as its collaborative PLM tool. It provides an efficient way to share product lifecycle information globally, and has made change management much easier. The company has transformed its product development and PLM process with simplified global access to a single repository for electronic product information.
“We wanted a stable, standard PLM system that would be up and running on a 24/7 basis. The system had to include document management, quality management, and product management in compliance with and validated according to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 21 CFR Part 11 guidelines. Agile product lifecycle management was the best system available that matched Ambu’s requirements,” said Lykke Bagger, product lifecycle management (PLM) project manager and business consultant, Ambu A/S.
Ambu worked with Minerva Danmark A/S to implement Agile Product Collaboration. The go-live was in June 2010.
Ambu later implemented Agile Product Quality Management (PQM), which went live in 2012.