Think of all the features and characteristics that may be keeping your lab from being as productive as possible. The list could be extremely long.
There may be redundant data transcriptions, high batch numbers that overwhelm your lab and need to conduct multiple redos.
You may have inefficient methods of turning bits of data into actionable information. It is possible that you may not be communicating in an effective way with other critical systems in your lab. Today’s modern laboratory needs an enterprise resource planning tool that manages multiple aspects of laboratory operations and informatics. The laboratory must monitor certain metrics to identify operational goal is to reduce turnaround and improve on-time delivery.
In today’s lab environment these aren’t roadblocks but are merely challenges. At the highest level, what you are likely faced with in too much manual work for your staff and some operational processes that are inefficient or time consuming.
You no doubt have heard of a LIMS but today’s technology is not like the LIMS of yesterday. The key for today’s best-of-breed LIMS solutions is automation, organization and reporting.
Automation allows you to create alerts that will let your lab professionals know when certain samples are expiring. You can stay on time and on budget. Automation can decrease the likelihood of backlog that leads to areas of overcapacity not only unlikely but unimpactful. Consider that a best-of-breed LIMS is designed to help you properly document the activities of your lab at a point in time. Mistakes can be virtually eliminated. Quality is improved. Production is enhanced.
Productive LIMS solutions let you to automate the many processes that need to be completed within your lab environment. Quality cannot be compromised and timeliness must not be threatened. LIMS can ensure both statements are true.
Just think you can automate many operations that previously were manual in nature. And the system allows for a capacity calculation that can identify the proper flow for streamlined efficiency.
Efficiency really is the key word. You can generate a wide range of calculations, work flow approval, report creation, distribution and more. This information can be integrated with other lab systems to further reduce the need for manual data entry and eliminate redundant work. That allows your lab professionals to concentrate on their core competencies and other responsibilities, increasing your level of efficiency.
The most productive LIMS solutions allow you to automate the many processes that need to be completed within your lab environment. That automation must not include any degradation of quality or a bottleneck in timeliness. In fact you can automate many operations that previously were manual in nature and it allows for a capacity calculation that can identify the proper flow for streamlined efficiency.
Calculations, work flow approval, report creation and more can be integrated with other lab systems to further reduce the need for manual data entry and eliminate redundant work. That allows your lab professionals to concentrate on other responsibilities, increasing your level of efficiency.
Increasing laboratory productivity is not a recommended strategy but a necessary one. Every purchase you make to support your lab and your personnel must have a financial benefit to it that can help you remain or become profitable. A LIMS system is an investment that will pay you back multiple times over because it will help you streamline the efficiency of and the output emanating from you lab.