Posted by: productivityinc | June 2, 2014

The Lean Laboratory

lean_labs_140The quality control (QC) laboratory plays a critical role in pharmaceutical production, for both in-process and finished product testing.  Labs not only monitor and control the quality of incoming APIs (active pharmaceutical ingredients), and other supplies used in the manufacturing process; they are also instrumental in the batch release process.

As a result, steady pressure is on to improve operations in pharmaceutical QC labs.  In general, the challenge boils down to this:  finding a way to improve capacity and utilization of resources, reduce lead times while increasing reliability, and speed up the authorizations necessary for both production and batch release.

In our recently published white paper The Lean Laboratory we see how one pharmaceutical lab is putting lean techniques in place to tackle these issues and finding success.  Download a copy by clicking here.

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