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Incorporating Lean Principles into Pharmaceutical QC Lab Design - White Paper

The design, layout and placement of Laboratories have a significant impact on lab processes, behaviors and communications. A ‘good’ design will proactively support lean processes including, flow, visual management, standard work and excellence in workplace organization whereas a ‘bad’ design may actually create waste and make flow more difficult.

Incorporating Lean Principles into the design and layout of pharmaceutical labs will deliver significant operational benefits. BSM has collaborated with other Lab Design stakeholders including FLAD, JACOBS, FOSTER WHEELER and end users at  Novartis to compile a unique white paper “Incorporating Lean Principles into Pharmaceutical QC Laboratory Design:  building design influencing laboratory behaviours and effectiveness” outlining how labs can be designed to proactively support lean processes and operational excellence.