Incorporating Support for Lean and Operational Excellence in Lab Design

Wednesday, September 20, 3:30 - 4:30 PM

Speaker(s): Thomas Reynolds

The design, layout and placement of laboratories have a significant impact on lab processes, behaviors and communications. A “good” design will proactively support Lean and lab excellence processes including, leveling, flow, visual management, standard work and excellence in workplace organization.  A “bad” design may actually create waste and make flow more difficult. This presentation outlines the key design features that should be incorporated in lab designs to facilitate lab processes based on the principles of Lean and Operational Excellence.

The discussion will include the design and layout features required to support Levelling, Flow & Standard Work and familiarize attendees with the design and layout features required to foster lean behaviors and communication and support effective use of people’s time.