GenomeWeb/ABRF 2016 Webinar Series: A Hypothesis-Driven Lean Management Tool for Core Labs | GenomeWeb
August 04, 2016
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GenomeWeb/ABRF 2016 Webinar Series: A Hypothesis-Driven Lean Management Tool for Core Labs


Chief Information Officer, University of Virginia Medicine & Physicians Group

Professor of Medicine, Immunology & Cancer Biology, University of Virginia School of Medicine

This online seminar provided an overview of A3 problem solving, a lean management tool that can be used to improve efficiencies in life science core labs.

Developing a culture of continuous improvement in the core lab involves winning the hearts and minds of researchers and administrators and aligning their efforts around delivering value to the customer as quickly, cost-effectively, and flawlessly as possible. Along the way, performance gaps present themselves. The A3 lean approach — so-called because it limits all documentation to a single piece of 11 x 17 inch, or A3, paper — offers a consistent and effective means by which to address these gaps.

Using a hypothesis-driven approach, the A3 tool guides inquiry into the root cause of performance gaps, and the identification of proposed countermeasures and targets to improve. It also serves as a means by which to monitor progress toward goals and share results with others so that all may benefit from what has been learned.

Panelists in this webinar described how the A3 tool works, and how your organization can benefit from its adoption and use.

This webinar is the second on lean management for the core lab under the GenomeWeb/ABRF 2016 Webinar Series. The first webinar in the series is available on demand here.

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