Web Exclusive | April 2017
METTLER TOLEDO provides efficient, optimised laboratory workflows
Labs often perform the same operations repeatedly, causing process steps to become familiar. This makes it difficult for lab operators and management to assess these processes with a critical eye—particularly in the absence of a systematic methodology to help them identify wasteful or unnecessary actions. Created with the help of both internal and external process experts, METTLER TOLEDO’s “8 Wastes Guide” will provide lab operators and managers with a concrete methodology for identifying time- and resource-wasting lab efforts. This will help optimise routine workflows such as buffer preparation, batch release, and other common activities.
“8 Wastes” were originally identified by Toyota’s chief engineer Taiichi Ohno within the context of their manufacturing program. Applying this effective framework to labs of all types can improve lead times and process accuracy. This can benefit both internal and external clients and result in processes that are more easily scalable to production volumes.
Overall, the “8 Wastes” guide will help eliminate errors and improve overall quality and efficiency by ensuring that processes are optimized and sustainable. The guide will also show how to determine.