October 27, 2021 - Key Challenges Effecting the Optimization of Supplier Quality Management

Effective supplier quality management offers value to the operations of any organization by improving efficiency, reducing risks, and helping to ensure that products are safe and have the highest quality.

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October 27, 2021 - How to Visualize and Implement a Continuous Improvement Pipeline in a Clinical Laboratory Context

Clinical diagnostic laboratories may have business goals that include increasing profits, reducing costs, or accelerating innovation. Continuous improvement is an organized approach to identifying opportunities to achieve these types of goals.
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October 27, 2021 - Reduce the Calls to Your Laboratory’s Phone with Portals

Ring, ring, ring…your laboratory’s technicians hear the loud shrill of the phone ceaselessly throughout their shift as clients of all types – doctors, nurses, detectives, product managers and more – call for test updates.

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October 27, 2021 - The Importance of Good Data in Supplier Quality Management and How to Improve It

Supplier quality management is critical to an effective and efficient procurement workflow. By acquiring, controlling, and applying supplier data successfully the organization can have increased command of the supply chain with predictable and consistent performance.

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October 20, 2021 - 5 Imperatives of Effective Supplier Quality Management

Fewer than 1 out of every 5 businesses has an effective supplier quality management strategy, according to LNS Research. And more so, those that do have an effective strategy, have a 16 percent lower cost of poor quality (COPQ).

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October 20, 2021 - Multilingual Support in LIMS

One of the challenges in working within multi-national, multi-lingual organizations is that users may be using IT systems whose user interface cannot be presented in their first language. This can decrease efficiency and has the potential to increase mistakes and errors.

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October 20, 2021 - Mr. LIMS Speaks: Change Management…Possibly the largest cost of implementing a LIMS

Newton’s First Law of Motion states that a body at rest will remain at rest unless an outside force acts on it, and a body in motion at a constant velocity will remain in motion in a straight line unless acted upon by an outside force. These natural laws apply equally when applied to a LIMS implementation...

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October 13, 2021 - Why the laboratory technician shortage is worse now and how to lessen the sting

This new wave of COVID era employee shortage sweeping the United States is nothing new for the laboratory profession. From forensic science to clinical diagnostic, every laboratory industry has felt the staffing shortage sting over the years in one way or another.

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October 13, 2021 - Which Type of Integration is the Right One: Direct or Indirect?

In previous posts, we’ve talked about the importance of integrations for clinical diagnostic labs. Integrations can help labs improve business performance, reduce the risk of errors, and boost productivity. In this post, we’ll take a closer look at the differences between direct and indirect integrations.
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October 13, 2021 - SCC Soft Computer’s Blood Bank Product Receives 510(k) Clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration

SCC Soft Computer’s SoftDonor.web™ version 4.5.5.0 received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). SoftDonor.web™ has enhanced features to increase productivity in the laboratory while maintaining compliance with safety regulations.

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October 6, 2021 - How a LIMS Complements your ERP

"Why do I need a LIMS when I already have SAP Quality Module?" The quality modules of ERP systems are great as they are already tied into your system which likely handles finance, procurement and logistics, but only cover basic functions needed for the laboratory which is normally only product release. [Read More]

October 6, 2021 - Why Take the Risk? The Benefits of Expert Strategic Consulting

Digitalization of the laboratory is essential for organizations to maintain a competitive advantage in today’s fast-paced business landscape. As the digital transformation movement is gaining enormous momentum, companies across all industries are adopting a ‘digital-first’ business model. However, just moving our systems away from paper is not enough... [Read More]

October 6, 2021 - Computer Systems Assurance – Methodologies and Technologies to Consider

In our previous blog, we discussed the steps to develop a plan to move to Computer System Assurance (CSA). In this blog we consider the key methodologies and technologies, along with other important considerations to transition to CSA.  There are several important factors to consider to ensure a successful transition to CSA.

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September 29, 2021 - Part 2 Chemistry Webinar Series: Remote Access Robotic Controlled Compound Synthesis – Recap

Part 2 Chemistry Webinar Series: Remote Access Robotic Controlled Compound Synthesis - Recap On September 15th, Strateos hosted Part 2 of its Chemistry Webinar Series: Remote Access Robotic Controlled Compound Synthesis. In continued efforts to provide scientists with end-to-end technologies to accelerate their workflows, Strateos has expanded its synthetic chemistry solutions...

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September 29, 2021 - Add Some Horsepower to Your Research with LabVantage ELN

LabVantage ELNResearch in commercial laboratories closely models the conventional Scientific Method: Observation, Question, Hypothesis, Experimentation, Conclusion, and Result.

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September 29, 2021 - Computer Systems Assurance – Developing a Plan to Get There

The new CSA approach focuses on critical thinking and objective analysis and evaluation versus the CSV’s approach which has a much larger emphasis on documentation. The CSA method leverages targeted testing to achieve results.

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September 29, 2021 - The Benefits of Choosing an Expert Informatics Consultant to Manage your LIMS Deployment

Selecting and deploying a LIMS is a complex undertaking for today’s scientific organizations. The common failure point of a LIMS project is due to the lack of a dedicated, experienced LIMS program manager (PM) in place at the start of the project.

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September 22, 2021 - How Your SOPs and Lab Software Can Help You Reduce Errors

In my previous post in this two-part series, I talked about how software can support your analysts as they follow your laboratory’s standard operating procedures (SOPs). This time, let’s take a closer look at how software that closely matches your SOPs can help your lab reduce errors, enhance morale, and improve patient safety.
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September 22, 2021 - Implementing Agile Methodology in Regulated Environments

In February 2001, seventeen software developers gathered at the Snowbird ski resort in the Wasatch mountains of Utah to discuss an alternative to documentation-driven, heavyweight software development processes (i.e., Waterfall methodology). These developers were motivated by the understanding that traditional... [Read More]

September 15, 2021 - Tips from CSols LIMS Project Leaders

Tips from CSols LIMS Project LeadersA dedicated lab informatics project leader is an invaluable addition to your team. There are simply too many tasks to oversee for the role to be filled by ad-hoc lab personnel with day jobs. Even if you assign one of the lab staff to the project as their job for the duration...

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