Improving the flow of Sampling Analysis of Manufacturing Batches to reduce time and Increase the Capacity of the Process
Colón Torres, Vilmaris
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This research will focus on analyzing the flow of sample analysis of manufacturing batches to reduce time and increase the capacity of the process in the laboratories. A laboratory in the pharmaceutical industry receives many samples from manufacturing daily. This research aims to find how to mitigate waste time factors in the flow of sample analysis in laboratories. With the incorporation of the new software, the laboratory can analyze many samples and use the equipment at a higher capacity and in less time. A significant improvement in the "takt time" of the process was observed from 50 minutes to 30 minutes. In turn, the flow of analysis of laboratory tests had a 47% increase. Regarding the annual cost of licenses, $3,777 were saved. Keyterms ⎯ data integrity, laboratory analysis, lean manufacturing, sample flow.