Gm 591

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Introduction Medtronic is the organization that I have chosen for the topic of discussion. Medtronic was co-founded by Earl Bakken over forty years ago. With many people praising his products he wanted that to be company’s purpose. Many people regained their mobility, feel better, and ever felt that time was added to their lives. These comments lead to the company’s mission of: “…alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. (Medtronic, 2010) This mission remains the focal point of every employee to this day. Mr. Bakken frequents the company yearly. Our business overview covers Spine & Biologics, Neuromodulation, CRDM, Diabetes, Cardiovascular, and Surgical Technologies. (Medtronic, 2010) I currently work in the Spine & Biologics division of the company within the Memphis Manufacturing division. The Spine business teams with world-renowned surgeons, researchers, and innovative partners to offer a broad range of state-of-the-art products and technologies. The Spine and Biologics division in FY2010 revenue accounted for $3.5 billion of the company’s $15.8 billion reported. (Medtronic, 2010) My current job title is Principal Quality Inspector. In my department, I am responsible for ensuring that our products are manufactured to the engineered drawing tolerances. Other assigned duties range from training new hires in the department to assisting anyone that’s in need under our umbrella. This would include personnel that extend beyond my immediate work group such as shipping, receiving, DHR and metrology. I am also responsible for maintaining a critical database for the department’s daily use. My tenure with the company began July 2005 in the quality department. Medtronic is a company that has used it power and influence to gain a competitive edge. The…...

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