STart your team

Below we will outline the exact steps to get your team organized: Proper chains of command, needs analysis steps, and delivery procedures.

While these part files and instructions may be exciting, actual implementation of the manufacturing effort must be highly organized. To ensure that nobody reinvents the wheel, here are the recommended workflows and structures. Also, other than for pickup and delivery, nobody should meet in person. We recommend zoom.us for video conferencing the initial organization.

ASSEMBLE YOUR TEAM

There are 3 critical positions, no matter your community size.

MANUFACTURING LEAD

Ideally, you will find dozens, if not hundreds of “makers” in your local area. Google “Makerspace” and your town/region. There are many different parts that your hospital may need in various quantities. You need one person to coordinate the team, and this is likely the person running a Makerspace in your area. Use the provided template to start.

SUPPLY CHAIN LEAD

Your hospital has a single person in charge of purchasing supplies. They will know what is needed first, and what quantities are desired. Do not start making anything until you have found this person. Call up your hospital and ask for this title. If you cannot find them right away, start printing face shields. These are relatively universal.

DISTRIBUTION LEAD

After parts are made, they must be sanitized and delivered to the hospital. Ideally, the maker will stay at the machine to keep it operating. If there is someone in your area in charge of a food delivery service for elderly, or a high school coordinator that can organize juniors and seniors, see if they have extra capacity to support this effort.

FIRST STEPS

Prior to making 1000 of anything, be sure to make 3-5 and have your local doctors ensure that it works within their existing practices and equipment. Also discuss the sanitization requirements with the infectious disease specialist.

It is generally recommended to have drop off locations at the representative “Makerspace” or university that is leading this effort. Ideally, there would be a drop box for makers to insert items.

Then have a sanitization plan either in shipping containers at the hospital, or in a nearby industrial area, where the products can be safely sanitized and packaged before delivery.

BEGIN PRODUCTION

As you learn from the hospital what the needs are, the manufacturing lead can distribute jobs to the makers in the area. Follow the instructions for each product all the way from setting up your machine, to sanitization and delivery, as well as medical implementation.

Be sure to reach out to local first responders, dentists, and pharmacists, as they will need this equipment too.

Manufactured equipment should be dropped off at a location that is not the hospital, or picked up by the distribution team from each manufacturer, and then delivered to a sanitization facility, where each product will be cleaned and bagged.Only then can it be delivered to the hospital or other place of need.

DO NOT DELIVER STRAIGHT TO THE HOSPITAL. THAT IS VERY UNSAFE FOR ALL PARTIES.

ADD YOUR TEAM

Country
State
Region
Hospital
Manufacturing Lead
Contact Info
Timestamp
MoroccoSous massa daraaAgadirHassan IIUniversiapolis[email protected]4/5/2020 22:55:37
USACALong BeachUCI, hopefully others shortlyEric Gever[email protected]3/30/2020 11:20:24
USANCRandolph CountyRandolph hospitalDonnie Wright[email protected]4/6/2020 11:23:00
USAORBendSt CharlesTim Schallberger[email protected]4/6/2020 13:34:33
USAORKlamath FallsSky Lakes Medical CenterCorey Hansen[email protected]3/31/2020 11:21:01
USAORPortlandNone at the momentSim Dhillon[email protected]4/1/2020 11:40:15
USAORRogue ValleyAsanteAlli Frenchhttp://www.talentmakercity.org3/30/2020 11:11:39