You might know situations, when one lab has received hundreds of samples that need to be analyzed and are in danger not to be analyzed in time, while other labs have still capacity. On certain days in the week there is an overload, that could not be managed with a constant headcount within the lab.
In most labs the typical situation loooks like the following…
- Given Deadlines
- Limited Resources
- Workload not known in advance and can not be planned
- Workload between labs not constant
- Resourcen drop out because of absences
- IT based visualization of the resource situation and the workload on a working plan
- Planing of tasks in advance
- Distribute workload on the woking plan by
- shifting of resources
- shifting of deadlines following priorities
- Increasing resources if required
WHAT IS A RELEVANT RESSOURCE ?
In most cases a laboratory, an instrument and the employees are defined as resources
HOW CAN THE WORKLOAD BE CALCULATED?
In most cases the average time in Minuten is used, that takes to perform a test. This time is calculated using historical data. This time is then maintained in master data of the LIMS and summarized for all tests of a lab.
EXAMPLE FOR WORKING PLAN
Please follow the link below to see an example based on one of our proejcts…
WHAT CAN BE OPTINZED?
- Constant Lab and Employee Workload
- Transparent decison baseline for the Management
- Reduction of shifting deadlines
- Increasing Customer and employee satisfaction