By Scott Myers and Greg Anthos, Tunnell Consulting
The “lean” principle, originally designed to improve and streamline manufacturing operations, can also be used to transform a QC lab and significantly improve laboratory throughput time, improve productivity, and create a “right first time” (RFT) environment with more predictable performance.
The paper-based lab versus the digital lab. The largest barrier to innovation for any lab is performing tasks manually and recording experiment data in paper lab notebooks. Easy-to-use digital applications can increase productivity while reducing wasted time and inefficiencies associated with searching for relevant experiment data.
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