Lean Lab.

Optimise your labs with practical strategies to increase productivity and effectiveness.


Define, structure and control laboratory processes better.


Ensure significant productivity and efficiency gains.


Reduce lead times, rework and costs.

Where we can support you in Lean Lab.

  • Assessment of Lean Lab Maturity via four categories, which are subdivided into different aspects of determination
  • Design of improvement strategies based on this identification of strengths and weaknesses similar to SWOT analyses
  • Development of a pragmatic roadmap for the gradual improvement of the laboratory maturity level
  • Compliance: (ISO 13485:2016, Compliance, Audit; ISO 15189 Compliance, Audit; ISO 17025 Compliance, Audit; GMP Compliance, Audit; GLP Compliance, Audit; GCLP Compliance, Audit)
  • Standard work optimisation
  • 5-S Workplace Organisation
  • Leveling Strategy
  • IPC at Line
  • Shift Huddles, Gemba Walks
  • Process, Personnel and Device Time Tracking and Planning
  • Self-Directed Work Teams
  • Flexible Workforce
  • Method optimisation
  • Advanced analytical technique
  • Planning the infrastructure for laboratory consumables, raw materials, intermediates and analytical samples
  • Paperless laboratory
  • System integration
  • Visual Management
  • Lab Performance Management


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Case Studies.

Optimising the workload of a QA process validation group.

Process validation group with more than 100 projects; multiple interruptions, insufficient prioritisation; unclear interfaces, a lot of paperwork, limited process transparency; limited capacity of experienced staff, lack of transparency, overall low staff satisfaction


  • Re-organised QA groups to allow for greater focus
  • Defined roles and responsibilities for the laboratory technicians
  • Kanban planning board introduced for reliable tracking of tasks
  • Included project input process to check scope and data
  • Advanced digital planning tool for real-time visibility
  • Chain of Custody Optimisation

The number of QC technicians was reduced by 20%; the number of sample quantities was largely increased; the structure and organisation of the laboratory was not adapted to the new transformation; inefficient planning and control; high proportion of indirect activities; lack of flexibility.


  • Design of a new QC laboratory infrastructure
  • Implementation of efficient planning and control processes
  • Introduction of daily laboratory performance meetings for short-term control
  • Reduction of indirect activities and prioritisation

Inefficient storage of laboratory materials; no labelling of chemical cabinets. No systematic segmentation; inadequate infrastructure; uncoordinated use of equipment; lack of roles and responsibilities for standard lab work; lack of job management and cleaning schedule.


  • Correct storage locations and obvious labelling
  • Quick access to equipment and practical segmentation
  • Defined roles and responsibilities
  • Planned use of analytical equipment, strict cleaning schedule

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