Live Webinar Offers Practical Advice on Bringing Lean to the Lab

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When lab workloads seem too high to handle, analysis results or approvals are late, or lead times are exceeded, it is time to take a closer look at a lean lab approach, before investing in new resources such as equipment, premises, or personnel. Join Pharmaceutical Technology and Mettler Toledo for a live webinar on “Employing a Lean Lab Approach to Optimize Lab Processes: Part 1 Work smarter not harder.”

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Inspired by the success of lean manufacturing in industrial production, lean lab methods are increasingly being adopted by the pharmaceutical and chemical industries.

Mettler Toledo is pleased to announce a live webinar entitled "Employing a Lean Lab Approach to Optimize Lab Processes: Part 1 Work smarter not harder," co-presented by lean laboratory expert, Erwin Studer. This webinar will be presented on April 26, 2016, at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT).

Inspired by the success of lean manufacturing in industrial production, lean lab methods are increasingly being adopted by the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. In contrast to the manufacturing industry, the laboratory environment and operations have some specific challenges that require special handling, even though the key principles remain the same.

What is Lean Lab?
Lean Lab is primarily an internal process optimization task, contributing towards improvement of the economic efficiency of an organization. The ultimate goal is the optimal balance of the three key laboratory drivers of high quality, low costs, and rapid lead time. But where to start?

During this 60-minute webinar, participants will learn how to better define, structure, and control laboratory processes to deliver more consistent and predictable laboratory performance; understand the potential benefits of a lean lab approach, including reduced lead time and costs, significantly increased productivity, and a detailed understanding of lab capacity and resourcing requirements; and recognize the factors that must be considered for implementation or improvement of a lean lab concept, including value stream mapping and an assessment of laboratory workload and workflow, with practical examples described.

For New or Established Laboratories
Design of a new building or laboratory can certainly benefit from consideration of lean principles in the project implementation, but the significant improvement that can be gained by designing or optimizing lean processes in for an established laboratory should not be underestimated. Operational changes, such as optimization of workplaces and work processes and standardization of equipment and software can be initiated in small steps, module-by-module, at any time.

The live webinar will be hosted by Pharmaceutical Technology on April 26, 2016, at 10:00 EDT (14:00 GMT). Register for the live webinar here.

About METTLER TOLEDO
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global manufacturer of precision instruments. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. The Company also holds top-three market positions for several related analytical instruments and is a leading provider of automated chemistry systems used in drug and chemical compound discovery and development. In addition, the Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of metal detection systems used in production and packaging. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at http://www.mt.com.

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