Optimizing Workplaces and Workflows

The successful implementation of ‘Lean Manufacturing’ in several fields has inspired many businesses to adopt this model in laboratories as well. This checklist is an easy approach to help you develop your lab into a Lean LAB.

A Lean Laboratory approach can deliver significantly increased productivity, reduced lead times, lower costs, improved “right first time,” and a better understanding of capacity and resource requirements.

The Lean Laboratory Checklist is a useful tool for lab managers and lab personnel. It will guide you through assessing the current status of your lab and help you to identify where actions could be taken to make processes leaner and more efficient. The checklist is divided into nine improvement areas and in each section you will find some helpful tips on how to improve that particular aspect of your lab.