Lab Excellence in R&D
In this paper, we describe applying Real Lean to free up capacity, increase quality and accelerate time to project & program completion.
In pharmaceutical R&D value streams, there are significant differences in focus and activity between labs at different stages of the development process. Labs in the earlier part of the process (example Discovery) have significantly different work profiles to labs that are later in the process (such as development and analytical labs).
We specialize in the implementation of ‘Real Lean’ techniques, specifically workload levelling, flow and standard work, which often receive insufficient attention in Operational Excellence programs.
Our clients seek our assistance when their R&D functions need step changes in performance on a scale which generic Lean / Six Sigma techniques cannot deliver.