One laboratory customer improved their sample handling time by 30% over a 12 month period for sample types most important to their customers.

Strategic Support Services for Structuring Laboratory Processes in Non-Regulated Environments

LabAnswer has developed, enhanced and supported the different laboratory informatics systems for major consumer product companies in both R&D and manufacturing, for example allowing a customer to reduce their application portfolio by over 20% and, in doing so, reduce their on-going support staff by 400% while increasing user satisfaction.  LabAnswer is now in the process of further decreasing the application portfolio by an ambitious 300% while harmonizing their data and measurement capabilities to allow the business to access product and manufacturing quality data throughout the supply chain and product development.

Run the In-House Laboratories as a Business

LabAnswer can leverage knowledge to help you run your in-house laboratories as a business:  leveraging for-profit commercial testing practices to create more value for your site.  Using lean manufacturing techniques and analytics on quality data already present in your LIMS to measure your laboratory efficiency, LabAnswer can help you identify your biggest improvement opportunities and monitor the results of the improvements implemented. Using these techniques, one laboratory customer improved their sample handling time by 30% over a 12 month period for sample types most important to their customers. Another was able to quantify the risk to product quality resulting from reduced testing and ultimately eliminated one shift of a laboratory operation.

Have Your LIMS Systems Been Underfunded in Recent Years, Leaving You With Systems Difficult to Support & No Longer Really Supporting the Current Laboratory Processes?

Have you been unable to justify the investment to eliminate this business continuity risk and increase your laboratory efficiency?  Are you being asked to justify the continued use of a LIMS as opposed to using SAP-QM?  LabAnswer has provided assessment services to answer these questions by identifying the sources of value a new LIMS would deliver and quantify both the savings to be realized, how to harvest them, and what level of investment (time, staff, and capital) to realize these business benefits.  With the information provided by LabAnswer, multi-million dollar investments were justified and funded.