Performance solution by veterinary microbiology diagnostics experts
- Improved laboratory organization
- Streamlined workload
- Increased productivity
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Faced with an increasingly challenging environment, it’s time to look at your lab from a different angle.
bioMérieux Industry, as a Microbiology expert, has adapted and applied LEAN techniques to meet each lab’s specific needs and challenges.
Workflow optimization through LEAN methodology
LEAN is a methodology developed by Toyota for manufacturing and involves a set of principles, practices and methods for designing and improving processes. The main objective of LEAN is to maintain the quality of production with less work and reducing time between the customer request and delivery of final results by reducing or eliminating “waste” (non-added value task).
bioMérieux : your transition partner
Based on the combination of our microbiology expertise and LEAN knowledge, we can help you identify opportunities to remove “waste” to optimize your organization and increase your efficiency.
As your partner, we analyze your laboratory to provide you tailor-made, high-performance solutions.
bioMérieux Workflow Optimization Solution will enable you to:
- Increase productivity
- Streamline processes
- Optimize cost
- Focus lab personnel on tasks with higher added-value
Graph: Spaghetti diagram of current workflow (BEFORE) and new implemented workflow (AFTER)
BEFORE : Flows crossing and lots of transports, movements
AFTER : Forward motion and reduced fatigue for the lab staff
bioMérieux Workflow Optimization Solution recommendations lead to new optimal lab layout with continuous flow, a more streamlined workload, and increased productivity: minimum 30% improvement gains.
4 STEPS TO ENHANCE LAB PRODUCTIVITY
Together we will analyze your lab structure and design a roadmap to optimize your laboratory workflow.
Establish your current situation and processes according to your lab’s specifications
Estimate potential and theoretical productivity gains
LAB PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT
Evaluate workload, resources and space utilization in your laboratory
Analyze bottlenecks in your laboratory workflow
Propose recommendations, new layout and road map tailored to your lab
Implement layout effectiveness and work station design
Reach the productivity gains expected
Enhance your lab performance by applying continuous improvement tools and involving your lab staff
Sustain and optimize your working conditions
Case study applied to microbiology :
“The Lean approach to optimize quality indicator testing in a microbiological laboratory” presented and accepted to IAFP European Symposium, Poland, 2012.
“Thanks to Workflow Optimization, our lab has gained efficiency (41%), flexibility, and it helps us to manage our daiIy variable workload.I would really recommend this process as it allows us to continuously improve our performance.”
Ana Martins, Lab Manager, ControlVetTM, Portugal