R&D Perspectives: A Case for Core Labs

Today, corporate R&D and testing labs are under pressure to perform more.  Leaning your lab facility by removing waste can go a long way to helping increase production without physically adding space to your facility.  From Hixson’s perspective, one of the biggest forms of waste in existing facilities is non-value-added redundancy.  Obviously, some redundancy is critical in the lab environment…uninterrupted power, emergency generators, backup systems…these are certainly value-added items.  The redundancy we see as waste are functions and equipment that are replicated throughout a facility and not fully utilized. In the latest issue of Hixson’s R&D Perspectives newsletter, we look at how building “core labs” can best address the waste of high-cost under-utilization.


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