Integration of biomanufacturing with Lean laboratory operations


This chapter covers the integration of the operational side of manufacturing with the very important quality-control laboratory function. It reviews the use of process flow charting and value stream mapping techniques and how they can be used in combination to produce integrated best practices. This includes a step-by-step walk through the mapping process. The idea of the Lean laboratory is discussed in detail and how those concepts central to Lean philosophy are applied to these types of quality control laboratories. Once again, value stream mapping is discussed but applied to the laboratory situation. Following on is a discussion of the integration of the Lean laboratory ...

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