Abstract # 226 - Seminar
10/17/2018 - 1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Daffodil Room

Implementing LEAN Tools in the Laboratory

Jeanne Mensingh - Labtopia

By applying Lean Manufacturing tools to the laboratory the company can reap the benefits of lower costs and labor efficiency.  There are several Lean tools that can be applied to the laboratory; Value Stream Mapping, 5S (Sort, Set-up, Shine, Standardize, Sustain), Cell/Standard Work, Pull/Kanban, and Set-up Reductions.   This presentation will provide a short overview of each of the tools with examples of application in a laboratory.  By reviewing laboratory workflows, organizing and cleaning the areas, and providing the supplies to the analyst to perform the job; the laboratory supervisor can improve the overall cost, resources and space.