Mr.José Mora

Area Of Expertise : Quality
30 Years Of Experience
Training Industry : Life Sciences

Jose Ignacio Mora is a Principal Consultant specializing in Manufacturing Engineering and Quality Systems. For over 30 years he has worked in the medical device and life sciences industry specializing in manufacturing, process development, tooling, and quality systems. Prior to working full-time as a consulting partner for Atzari Consulting, Jose´ served as Director of Manufacturing Engineering at Boston Scientific and as Quality Systems Manager at Stryker Orthopedics, where he introduced process performance, problem-solving, and quality system methodologies. During that time he prepared a white paper on the application of lean manufacturing methods to the creation and management of controlled documents and a template for strategic deployment.

Jose´ led the launch of manufacturing at a start-up urology products company as Director of Manufacturing for UroSurge, Inc. at the University of Iowa’s business incubator park in Coralville, IA, creating a world-class medical device manufacturing operation, with JIT, kanban systems, visual workplace, and lean manufacturing practices.

Jose´ worked for 10 years at Cordis Corporation where he led the successful tooling, process development, and qualification of Cordis’ first PTA (percutaneous transluminal angioplasty) catheter. His medical device experience includes surgical instruments, PTA & PTCA dilatation and guiding catheters, plastic surgery implants and tissue expanders, urology implants and devices for the treatment of incontinence, delivery systems for brachytherapy, orthopedic implants and instruments, and vascular surgery grafts and textiles.

During his time at Cordis, Jose´ managed the Maintenance and Facilities Department, taking that operation to a level rated as “tops” by the UK Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) during one of their intensive audits. Jose managed Manufacturing Engineering as part of the

Guiding Catheter Core Team of managers, a team that took the Cordis Guiding Catheter business to lead the market, bringing it up from the fourth place.

By introducing world-class techniques, the Guiding Catheter design and manufacturing were completely re-engineered for robust design and tooling, under Jose’s leadership. He was also instrumental and played a leadership role in the complete re-engineering of the Tooling Control System, including design drafting, the tool shop, and technical support.

Wherever he has worked, he has a track record of introducing world-class methodologies such as Kepner-Tregoe, Taguchi techniques, Theory of Constraints, Lean Manufacturing, Five S (Visual Workplace), process validation to Global Harmonization Task Force standards, and similar approaches.

26 results Found
Live Webinar

Corrective and Preventive Action (CAPA) - Principles of Lean Documents and Lean Configuration

The Theory of Lean Documents is the product of applying lean principles to the creation, design, process, and management of controlled documents typically found in regulated industries.   Just as lean principles challenge traditional process concepts and "push ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • Jul 09, 2024
Live Webinar

21 CFR Part 820 - Quality System Regulation - Applying Principles of Lean Documents and Lean Configuration

All life science businesses are required to maintain their Quality Management System (QMS) processes in a state of control, via controlled documents and objective evidence in the form of records.  Medical device manufacturing plants, required to follow 21 CFR ...

  • Basic & Intermediate & Advanced
  • 60 Mins
  • Jul 16, 2024
Live Webinar

Design History File (DHF), the Device Master Record (DMR) and the Device History Record (DHR) - Principles of Lean Documents and Lean Configuration

The Theory of Lean Documents is the product of applying lean principles to the creation, design, process, and management of controlled documents typically found in regulated industries.   Just as lean principles challenge traditional process concepts and "push ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • Aug 07, 2024
Live Webinar

Scrutinizing Test Method Validation (TMV) to Verify the Performance of a Medical Device

Test method validation is an often-confusing requirement for medical devices. A fundamental issue is the role-reversal between the test method and the product or process it is designed to detect.   For example, while a defect-free process is desirable, a test ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • Aug 13, 2024
Live Webinar

Design Traceability Matrix - Principles of Lean Documents and Lean Configuration

Design controls involve the translation of user requirements (aka Voice of the Customer) into specific technical requirements as design inputs. These design inputs then form the basis of the design specification, which becomes the design output. Since design c ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • Sep 10, 2024
Live Webinar

An Advanced Course on Lean Documents, Lean Configuration and Document Control

In this Lean Documents, Lean Configuration, and Document Control training learn the different types of lean documents and the usage of lean document principles; types of controlled documents; examples of lean and non-lean controlled documents. Pros and cons of ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
  • Sep 19, 2024
Recorded Webinar

Scrutinizing Test Method Validation (TMV) to Verify the Performance of a Medical Device

Test method validation is an often-confusing requirement for medical devices.  A fundamental issue is the role-reversal between the test method and the product or process it is designed to detect.   For example, while a defect-free process is desirable, a test ...

  • Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Risk-based Design Control - The New Paradigm for Medical Device Design

Risk management overarches projects associated with a particular product family, given that risks will both remain and change as new design features and medical indications for use evolve with a particular device.  Design control is not only a requirement of t ...

  • Intermediate
  • 60 Mins
Recorded Webinar

An Advanced Course on Lean Documents, Lean Configuration and Document Control

In this Lean Documents, Lean Configuration, and Document Control training learn the different types of lean documents and the usage of lean document principles; types of controlled documents; examples of lean and non-lean controlled documents. Pros and cons of ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins
Recorded Webinar

Design Traceability Matrix - Principles of Lean Documents and Lean Configuration

Design controls involve the translation of user requirements (aka Voice of the Customer) into specific technical requirements as design inputs.  These design inputs then form the basis of the design specification, which becomes the design output.  Since design ...

  • Basic & Intermediate
  • 90 Mins