Productivity is a must when managing the efficiency of your lab
Posted on : January 22, 2014
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.
Look for Part 2 of our blog on Productivity next week!