Lean principles can deliver significant improvements in the laboratory, such as simplified processes, reduced lead times, increased lab productivity, higher quality, and improved efficiency.
Greifensee, Switzerland (PRWEB) April 17, 2017
A lean laboratory is one which is focused on delivering results in the most efficient way – in terms of cost and speed – with the most efficient use of resources. The ultimate goal is to improve the economic efficiency of an organization. This can be achieved by analysing and optimizing each process or workflow. Lean laboratory looks at the value-added steps in each process and then seeks to eliminate any time-wasting or unnecessary steps.
Lean laboratory is a way of thinking, not simply a list of things to do. Lean principles can deliver significant improvements in the laboratory, such as simplified processes, reduced lead times, increased lab productivity, higher quality, and improved efficiency.
In METTLER TOLEDO’s Lean Laboratory compendium, specific aspects of the Lean Laboratory approach are covered, including housekeeping and 5S, value stream mapping for process analysis, and eliminating waste using the 8 Wastes method.
To learn more about the principles of Lean Laboratory and how to apply them to an existing lab or the design of a new lab, the METTLER TOLEDO Laboratory Expertise Library has developed the "Lean Laboratory" compendium. Thisincludes a series of free resources on Lean Laboratory topics,such as guides, checklists, webinars, videos and articles.
The Laboratory Expertise Library itself is a collaborative space which offers a wealth of free information and advice on a range of critical laboratory issues. The topics are carefully selected to focus on the daily concerns of laboratory managers and personnel, and include issues such as electrostatic effects on weighing, regulatory compliance, calibration, and sample preparation. In-depth knowledge and expert advice is shared in a helpful and easily accessible format, with basic introductory or advanced information available. New topics are added regularly.
About METTLER TOLEDO
METTLER TOLEDO is a leading global supplier of precision instruments and services. The Company is the world’s largest manufacturer and marketer of weighing instruments for use in laboratory, industrial and food retailing applications. METTLER TOLEDO also holds top-three market positions in 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 and other end-of-line inspection systems used in production and packaging and holds a leading position in certain process analytics applications. Additional information about METTLER TOLEDO can be found at http://www.mt.com.