Optimizing workplaces and workflows

Mettler-Toledo GmbH

Lean Lab checklist

The successful implementation of 'Lean Manufacturing' in several fields has inspired many businesses to adopt this model in laboratories as well. Laboratories have different challenges compared to manufacturing environments; while most of the key principles of traditional Lean still apply, there are many unique points to be adopted in laboratories.







Potential benefits of the Lean Lab approach

  • More defined, structured and controlled laboratory processes delivering more consistent and predictable laboratory performance
  • Significantly increased productivity
  • Reduced lead-times
  • Reduced costs
  • Reduced levels of WIP (Work In Process)
  • Improved RFT (Right First Time)
  • A detailed understanding of lab capacity and resourcing requirements
  • Greater empowerment of laboratory personnel
  • A culture of proactive performance management and continuous improvement
  • Improved customer service levels

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