We all want to be productive, right? However, this is quite often easier said than done, especially in a busy QC laboratory environment! Who has the time spare to sit back and
The last check before test results reach a client is the approval stage. Where test results are formally reported on a certificate of analysis, approval is authenticated by signature. So, what does that signature mean? And what should Lab Managers review before they sign the dotted line?
Many laboratories have yet to make the leap from paper to electronic records such as LIMS. There are usually valid reasons for holding back and maintaining the paper-based system of the dark ages. These reasons tend to be things like “we don’t have the budget”, “we don’t have time to implement a system”, “our lab isn’t big enough to use a system like that” or “why fix what isn’t broken”. While these are all suitable reasons for maintaining a paper-based system,
Assessing your LIMS supplier is a necessary process for laboratories operating in a regulated industry, but it is also considered, in general, good practice. The supplier assessment should be scaled appropriate to the risk, complexity of your LIMS, and the services provided. The assessment is most useful
Delivering on customer expectations is a shared and common goal for laboratories. Whether they are internal or external to your organisation, delighting customers is the ultimate reward for your work. Even when you have documented, implemented and trained procedures,
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Decreased operational costs, increased capacity, and improved cash flow often follows the implementation of a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Many laboratories have realised savings due to the installation or upgrading of a LIMS, an investment that pays off in the form of both hard and soft benefits. The hard benefits improve cash flow while the soft benefits, such as employee morale and customer satisfaction help reinforce them.