Real Lean Transformation

Nutrition.

Client Environment

Nutrition

 

Geography

Global multi-site program in Europe, USA and Asia.

 

Objectives

The objective of this program was to improve laboratory efficiency and effectiveness through the utilization of lean tools and principles. It covered a range of GMP laboratory types including analytical chemistry, microbiology, environmental monitoring, incoming materials and in process control.

 

Solutions Deployed

  • Levelling strategies specific to the lab type
  • Flow via defined sequences such as rhythm wheels and trains
  • Standard work supported by role cards
  • Short interval control and supporting visual management tools
  • Targeted elimination of non-value adding activity


 Nutrition

Results

  • Productivity improvements ranging from 15% to 46%
  • Balanced, productive work days for all analysts
  • Increased levels of cross training
  • Continuous improvement culture and mind-set growing within the laboratories
  • Consistent adherence to lead time targets