Real Lean Transformation

Nutraceuticals

Client Environment

Nutrition

 

Geography

USA

 

Objectives

 Reduce QC laboratory lead time, while decreasing testing workload.

 

Solutions Deployed

  • Routine testing schedule implemented for 87% of assays

  • Key performance Indicator (KPI) dashboard implemented for direct process feedback

  • Non-routine assays augmented to be run at optimal batch size

  • Standard best practice approach to short interval control and supporting visual management tools

 

Results

  • Average laboratory lead-time reduced by 33%

  • High visibility into daily laboratory activities

  • 90% decrease in overtime

  • Direct savings of >$100k per year