Achieve laboratory efficiency
A manufacturing-rooted principle, Lean drives cost savings by
eliminating bottlenecks and by streamlining processes across
work cells or designated work areas. With Lean, standardization
is key to delivering consistency and quality while improving
To be successful, Lean has to be integrated into every step
of a process, not just to segments known as Lean pockets.
These pockets create areas of discontinuity that ultimately
disrupt consistency and quality. Avoid pockets by focusing
on all aspects of your process— from beginning to end.
Customize your lab
Lean is unique from lab to lab because it depends on the people,
space, and work—factors unique to each environment.
Consider these tips when implementing Lean:
- Free up storerooms
- Eliminate error-prone areas
- Reduce walking & specimen-travel distances