The design, layout and placement of Laboratories have a significant impact on lab processes, behaviors and communications. A 'good' design will proactively support lean processes including flow, visual management, standard work and excellence in workplace organization whereas a 'bad' design may create waste and make flow more difficult. This applies to both 'green field' construction projects and renovation of existing laboratory spaces.
When developing and reviewing the design for a lab space BSM operates to the principles that the space should:
- Support Levelling, Flow & Standard Work
- Support effective use of people’s time
- Minimize ‘transport’ and ‘motion’ wastes
- Minimize space & equipment requirements • Maximize future configurability
- Support effective inventory management
- Foster lean behaviors & communication
- Support excellence in workplace organization and cleanliness (6S)
BSM has experience working with different laboratory types including analytical chemistry, synthesis, biochemistry, microbiology and cell culture; and different industry sectors covering Pharmaceuticals (API, sterile products, solid dose, drug substance), Chemicals / Materials, Agri-science, Food & Beverage, Medical Device and Clinical / Diagnostic testing.