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eBook: Enhancing Lab Optimization

Want to know how to go from Manual to Digital?

Is your lab struggling with wastage, tedious data entry, and non-compliance issues?

  • Intelligent design for improved working conditions
  • Efficient internal communication and collaboration
  • Sustainability as the driver for efficient processes
  • Optimized, error-free data analytics

Explore the impacts (and challenges) of digital transformation on the ever-evolving world of science.

This eBook provides a practical guide, along with real-world examples, to help you initiate your digital transformation journey.


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Laboratories, products, and people must adapt to the fast-paced world we live in today, to increase productivity and to do so in a more sustainable, cost-effective way. We have noted that scientists and lab employees can spend up to 25% of their time manually entering data into inventory records on such consumables as solvents and reagents. Inefficient inventory management can lead to wastage, inaccuracy, and non-compliance. In turn, this can affect the company’s reputation and staff morale.

This eBook presents a solution to this problem by showing how to attain faster, error-free, and less-wasteful production across several laboratory sectors. In particular, this goal can be achieved via digitalization and digital transformation, which in the 21st century have become necessary steps in the optimization of businesses. By improving business agility, a company stays competitive, improves the customer experience, and produces better data analytics. Data analytics yield better insights into which processes can be improved, changed, or even discontinued. In addition, digital transformation of the laboratory can improve internal communication and collaboration with external partners and scientists.

The eBook summarizes the Wiley book Digital Transformation of the Lab, which discusses what the lab of the future looks like, considers people and cultures, takes process developments and optimization into consideration, discusses data management improvement, reviews lab environment and design, and, lastly, offers a practical guide for getting started. Included is an infographic on Merck’s LANEXO® Laboratory Inventory, Safety, and Compliance Management System.