Brandon Medical is an award winning, UK-based medical technology company with 65 years of healthcare experience. Our range of medical healthcare products includes hospital lights, operating theatre lights, surgical lights, medical AV systems and telemedicine solutions, uninterruptible power supplies and isolated power supplies.
A UK based medical company hosts Italian undergraduate for a summer internship. The focus of the internship was on the development of web based software to aid operational demand forecasting, in order to generate quotations for e-commerce and field based sales.
The Enterprise Europe Network team at RTC North, assisted Brandon Medical in making contact with a student - from Politecnico di Torino - whom expressed an interest in the internship. The EEN team facilitated the formal agreements required to place the student through the Erasmus project active through the Italian University, as well as helping to develop a training programme for the student.
Brandon Medical and The Politecnico di Torino (Polytechnic University of Turin) were introduced by the Enterprise Europe Network team at RTC North.
The organisations met during a joint meeting with the SME instrument National contact point, where Brandon Medical expressed an interest in hosting a European student for an internship.
The internship was used to develop operational forecasting of demand, based on detailed expansion of the bill of materials (BOM) of the configured products, allowing the business to better schedule capacity and materials, in order to provide on time delivery to customers.
The student was responsible for liaising with the engineering and operations departments to understand the products and their configurations, as well as working with the software developer.