11 Results for tag Lean Laboratory

10 Tips For a More Efficient Laboratory

From creating a culture of innovation to maintaining your equipment, this article sets out 10 simple tips on how to make your facility more efficient today and more importantly, well into the future! There are three variables that determine the efficiency of any laboratory: The people, the processes, and the equipment. The People Right people […] ... Read More

Key Considerations in Designing an Efficient Laboratory

Laboratory layout, design, and modularity will have a significant impact on lab processes, efficiencies, and communications. A great design will continually support Lean processes in areas including workflow, visual management, organisational excellence, and OH&S whereas a poor laboratory design can create waste in multiple areas including time, extra implementation, use of space as well as […] ... Read More

Implementing 5S in the Laboratory

5S is a visual management tool and a structured methodology in creating best practice, clean, organised and efficient working environment. 5S can assist with the elimination of frustration, confusion, Stress, space limitation and inventory management. 5S is a great way to manage your laboratory. Being organised is about working smarter not harder and helps to […] ... Read More

Waste Elimination Using “WOODMITS” – Lean Management Techniques

Waste reduces the capacity of a laboratory to reach its objectives in the most efficient manner; it uses limited resources in ways that do not contribute to the organisation’s overall goals. Lean is an organisational performance management system characterised by a collaborative approach between employees and managers to identify and minimise or eliminate activities that do […] ... Read More

8 Reasons to Avoid Purchasing a Compactor Style Storage Unit for your Preparation Laboratory.

Whilst compactor style storage can assist with compressing more inventory or files into an existing space there are many draw-backs that need to be considered prior to purchasing this style of storage system. Surprisingly, there are still many compactor style systems being specified in the 21st century. Low Visibility Unwieldy Physical Effort Immobile Noise Factor […] ... Read More

Designing or Improving a High-Volume Production or Automation Laboratory?

Are you prioritising optimisation of laboratory design and layout?  There are many ways to layout benching in your laboratory space. In this article, we look at incorporating lean principles to optimise design layouts primarily for high throughput production and automation laboratories. There are T-Shaped Layouts, U-Shape Layouts and Z or S-Shaped layouts. Pointers to Maximise […] ... Read More

Spaghetti Diagram: Reducing Space & Motion Waste in the Lab

Over time, your laboratory can become inefficient due to the lack of thought process behind the positioning of equipment and workstations. Inefficiencies often occur over long periods of time with the gradual growth of a laboratory. Substantial amounts of motion waste can be eliminated when binging your laboratory in accordance to lean principles resulting in […] ... Read More

Who Should Be Involved In Your Laboratory Design Process & Why?

Designing a laboratory can be a daunting task and it is often a question of how many people you should include in the laboratory design process. Too many people and personalities can create confusion that will lead to delays in the design process. It is important to know who you should include and understand how […] ... Read More

Importance of Understanding Workflow Before Designing Your New Lab

What Is Workflow? Workflow is the set of tasks grouped chronologically into a process and the people or resources needed for those tasks, that are necessary to achieve a goal. A laboratory workflow is comprised of the set of processes it needs to achieve and the set of people or other resources available to perform […] ... Read More

Two Effective Ways to ‘Lean’ Your Lab

We are advancing in the 21st century at extraordinary speeds. As we begin to see robotics and automation becoming more prevalent in laboratories, it has become clear that a lean laboratory process needs to be implemented to ensure that you’re making the most out of this incredible technology. Not only will a lean process allow […] ... Read More

5 Key Considerations for a Great Laboratory Design

In this article, we look at some of the key aspects of great laboratory design. Every laboratory type has its own unique purpose, and the design consideration can determine the effectiveness of the return on investments of your proposed space. The effort put into the design phase can pay off many times especially with larger […] ... Read More

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