Lean Thinking for Laboratories

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Lean Thinking for Laboratories

The focus of a lean laboratory is to test samples in the most efficient way possible in terms of cost, or speed, or both. Although most of the key principles of lean apply in labs, the specific challenges facing laboratories require significant adaptation of standard lean tools.

This article examines the Factors Affecting Laboratory Performance, Recipes for a Successful Lean Lab, The 4 Key Components for a Successful Lab, and Likely Results.