The discovery of metal has been one the most decisive changes in the human history. Since that time, man has had the power to create powerful tools, structures and machines that would forever change the face of the earth. The tools for forming and manipulating metal have also advanced over the ages.
The modern society now depends on metal for everyday life, be it in the form of automobiles or the kitchen knife, metal is everywhere. This has made metal so important that the work of metal forming is also becoming quite popular.
Of the various types of metal forming, Roll forming is one very useful method. Do note here that the single word 'rollform' has the same meaning as the two separate words 'roll form'. So these two words are used interchangeably. Here's some more info:
I have been involved with medical device sales job slightly over 3 years. That makes my total experience in this industry spans slightly over 12 years; with the rest are spent in pharmaceutical sales. In a glance, there probably is nothing different between these two segments of the industry but my experience tells me otherwise. There is no guarantee that a success in one segment is enough to catapult a person to stellar success in the other.
And that is the reason why I am writing this article. I am going to show you the single most important success factor for medical devices sales reps.
Before I can tell you that, allow me to tell you the main difference between pharmaceutical and device selling; based on a decade of experience. It can be summarized with this sentence: the sale for device sales reps starts when the customer says YES! The actual selling took place after a purchase is made. Unlike pharmaceutical sales, once a deal is consummated, there is a little that reps need to do.
That brings us to the main point: the most important success factor for medical devices sales jobs is after sales services. They come in the form of troubleshooting, maintenance advice and continuous training. These become more critical in institutional set-up compared to individual user.
Let me put you through an example:
When a customer agrees to rent or purchase a chemistry analyzer, for example, it is the rep job with the help of service engineer to install and make sure the machine runs properly. They need to make the necessary arrangement and preparation to bring in the analyzer. For that matter, they need to renovate the customers place or make some modifications before installing the hardware.
Right after that, the rep needs to coordinate with company's application specialist to set the program to the customer needs. When everything has been set, then users need to be trained on how to operate it accordingly. This can takes a few days or weeks, depending on the complexity of the machine.
And the real job starts right after that. When customers get their hands on the device, there are bound to be problems. More often than not, the area that requires the usage of the machine is the busiest area and it could not wait longer than a few hours to get everything back to working condition or in their words; short 'turn around time'.
Can you guess who is in the front line for such task? Ask any pharmaceutical reps whether they have been called to the front line if the healthcare provider wrongly dispensed their product. Hardly!
Twist it however you like but after sales service is the most important success factor for medical devices sales reps. I can testify to that.
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H-1B bill advances in House -- as does anxiety about it | Computerworld
The U.S. House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday will vote on H-1B legislation aimed at closing a loophole that has made it inexpensive to replace U.S. workers with visa holders.
But the bill, introduced by Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), and Scott Peters (D-Calif.), is worrisome, as well. It may do little to protect U.S. workers from displacement, say critics, who fear the legislation -- if approved -- could be used as a cudgel against more comprehensive H-1B reforms.
The "Protect and Grow American Jobs Act," (HR 5801) is intended to tighten, but not eliminate, a 1998 loophole in the law.
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If you are looking for setting up firms in technology, medical and retail sectors and you are lacking finance to invest or start up, don't worry. The simple answer is 'Approach VC.'
Venture capital is money provided by investors to privately held companies with perceived long-term growth potential.
Professionally managed VC firms generally are limited partnerships funded by private and public pension funds, endowment funds, foundations, corporations, wealthy individuals, foreign investors, and the venture capitalists themselves. (Source: - Ventureglobe.com)
These firms invest in private companies that need capital to develop and market their products. In return for this
Avoiding wheelchair theft could save virtually any hospital between $19,000 to $25,000 a year. Unfortunately, with so many in need of mobility assistance a place like a hospital annually reports hospital patient transportation theft. With well over 32 million disabled Americans, wheelchairs have become a national necessity; ramps, wide doorways, and hallways have become routine accommodations.
Across the country, hospital directors now have to budget for a 10% loss of their on hand quantity of handicap equipment. It's expected that despite the need to have several hundred chairs available they may very well fall below 200 wheelchairs.
Helping to prevent mobile chair theft begins with the type of chair you purchase.
A uniquely designed wheelchair is harder to steal. There are wheelchair manufacturers that offer their clients not only a variety of eye-catching colors, but the ability to chose a custom color. More than likely, when wheelchairs are stolen, no one notices because of the high volume of people coming and going. With a custom color chair, or a bold color red chair, staff can more easily spot chairs leaving without a proper escort.
Being able to store wheelchairs in designated areas also helps prevent theft.
It's not uncommon to go to a hospital and find wheelchairs in odd locations. Almost at every turn, one can find a wheelchair left haphazardly in a corner, or alongside an empty bed in a vacant room. To a casual observer, it looks as if there's no place to store them. Wheelchairs that have the ability to be nestable take the guesswork out of where and how the valued equipment can be stored.
Many transport chairs are stolen because of a mistaken identity.
It's easy during the rush of getting a patient or loved one into a vehicle to reach for the chair, fold it, and store it away in the trunk. A transport chair that doesn't fold is a good way of getting the rushing mind of that individual to realize that the chair is not supposed to leave. In this instance, a chair that would have accidentally been stolen, now remains the property of the intended facility.
A mobility chair that requires the push of another individual may prevent theft.
The patient release forms have been signed and now the individual is ready to leave and meet their party outside. If the only way a mobility chair can be moved is by someone pushing it, your staff has more control of when and where the mobility chair goes. When only your employees move chairs, all non-qualified personnel can be observed more easily during a mobility chair theft.
When handicap patients or those that are temporarily disabled come to your facility, amongst their list of expectations is the expectation of accommodation. In today's fast pace world, it's almost unheard of for a handicap person to be turned away, or inconveniently delayed due to a lack of available wheelchairs. Help retain your investment by purchasing uniquely designed chairs that are nestable, non-folding, and require the push of your hired staff.