Islamic School of Canberra principal and ANU plant scientist travel to East Timor, supported by Westlab ‘Enriching the World of Science’

  A partnership between a plant scientist and a teacher has resulted in a trip to the impoverished rural region of Maliana in East Timor, to deliver a three-day workshop to 40 teachers aimed to explore new ways of thinking … Continue reading Islamic School of Canberra principal and ANU plant scientist travel to East Timor, supported by Westlab ‘Enriching the World of Science’

Reducing Space and Motion Waste in The Laboratory Using the Spaghetti Diagram.

Over time, your laboratory can become inefficient due to the lack of thought process behind positioning of equipment and workstations. Inefficiencies often occur over long periods of time with the gradual growth of a laboratory. Substantial amounts of motion waste can be … Continue reading Reducing Space and Motion Waste in The Laboratory Using the Spaghetti Diagram.

Designing or Improving a High-Volume Production or Automation Laboratory? What Layout is Best for You?

Are you prioritising optimisation of laboratory design and layout?  There are many ways to layout benching in your laboratory space. In this article, we look at incorporating lean principles to optimise design layouts primarily for high throughput production and automation … Continue reading Designing or Improving a High-Volume Production or Automation Laboratory? What Layout is Best for You?

Waste Elimination in the Laboratory using the Acronym “WOODMITS” – Lean Management Techniques

Waste reduces the capacity of a laboratory to reach its objectives in the most efficient manner; it uses limited resources in ways that do not contribute to the organisation’s overall goals. Lean is an organisational performance management system characterised by a … Continue reading Waste Elimination in the Laboratory using the Acronym “WOODMITS” – Lean Management Techniques