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Optimizing the usability of measurement instruments in centralized lab software systems
Easy access and navigation of historical measurement data stored in central laboratory software systems is important to support the documentation and, in particular, the traceability of measurement results. For some instruments it is also useful to grant users access to past measurement data.
A value stream analysis reveals worthwhile starting points for implementing lean laboratory processes
The process industry is seeing manufacturing structures change, production chains becoming global and higher requirements placed on manufacturing processes. Businesses need to adapt to declining sales volumes and the demand for more specific product characteristics.
Industry 4.0 concepts that support regulatory compliance and data integrity in lab environments
A few years ago the term “Industry 4.0” was used to describe a future vision of digitized production. This concept is now being implemented by industry. It is characterized by a high degree of automation and networked processes, without which global competitiveness would no longer be achievable.
Smart and networked solutions pave the way to the laboratory of the future
Laboratory 4.0, the internet of things (IoT), big data, cloud computing or storage, blockchain, cybercrime, thingbots, predictive maintenance, artificial intelligence et al.: the thicket of buzzwords is getting denser almost by the day. They feature in just about every newspaper article about ...
First-Defect-Stop helps to improve quality through sustainable and reliable processes in weighing
The management concept “Lean Laboratory” is increasingly being implemented in the laboratory environment, with the aim of optimizing efficiency. An essential approach here is the “First-Defect-Stop”, which is based on the Jidoka principle and refers to the earliest possible identification of ...
The new world of automated dosing
Every scientist studying at university was confronted in chemical practicals with the problem of dissolving a given powdered substance in a given solution and producing a solution with the prescribed concentration. The first step was to weigh. Armed with a spatula and a small sheet of weighing ...
GWP® (Good Weighing Practice™) Life Cycle Management – 5 steps that support the Lean principles perfectly
A Lean Laboratory focuses on testing products and materials to deliver results in the most efficient way in terms of cost and speed. An accurate result for the customer is a pre-requisite. However, to guarantee accuracy of a weighing device over time requires using the correct balance as well as ...
Powerfull solutions for the future
The international growth markets of the chemical and pharmaceutical industries, particularly in the life sciences area, are characterised by strong dynamics. Interdisciplinary collaboration between various scientific disciplines and technologies is becoming increasingly important and produces a ...
Bridging the gap between economy and sustainability
Given the rising world population and the demands for growth and prosperity, the natural foundations of life and resources are under pressure. Using and maintaining these sustainably, both commercially and ecologically, is increasingly a focus in terms of corporate behavior. The demand for ...
Greater efficiency with Lean Management
Based on the successes achieved by the Toyota Production System, the concept of lean (i.e. streamlined) manufacturing has become established internationally since the 1990s. The topic is now becoming increasingly relevant for a highly-regulated sector of industry in which the focus is on maximum ...
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