“All in all, we increased our rate of manufacturing by 80 times between May and August 2020.”
-Mike Long, Vice President of Operations, Ventec Life Systems
Ventec Life Systems increased production 80x in four months, as a response to the global pandemic
Ventec Life Systems is redefining respiratory care to improve patient outcomes and reduce caregiver challenges in the hospital and home. Ventec’s leading product, VOCSN, seamlessly integrates five separate devices including a ventilator, oxygen concentrator, cough assist, suction, and nebulizer into one unified respiratory system. The team’s history of patient-centric design includes more than 10 care-changing respiratory devices and over 40 patents.
The Business Challenge
In Spring 2020, the US Government partnered with Ventec, and collaborated with a large manufacturer to complete an order for 30,000 ventilators. This required the company to dramatically increase its production volumes and change business processes to achieve the necessary flexibility and customization.
Ventec Life Systems produced 80 times the number of devices it would ordinarily produce, completing the order in just 154 days. By using SYSPRO across its operation, Ventec was able to adapt and change its business processes to achieve success.
At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ventec collaborated with the manufacturer to rapidly scale up production of critical care ventilators. In one month, the teams went from an introductory phone call to delivering life-saving technology to frontline medical heroes. The full federal order of 30, 000 ventilators was completed in just 154 days, with one unit completed about every seven minutes.