What are the alternatives for those ambitious individuals who are blocked for promotion, whose job has lost its challenge, or who have lost their job?
As instruments became more reliable and cost reduction mandates sweep through labs, managers begin to seek less costly alternatives
The lab manager's role in building a robust, reliable, analytical quality system
One of the best approaches for proactively managing obsolescence is to develop and maintain a multiyear capital plan that explicitly designates a specific portion for instrument replacement each year.
"If you're not allowed to laugh in heaven, I don't want to go there" -- Martin Luther
While the majority of a lab manager's time and effort goes toward managing the performance of human assets, the job also carries a significant responsibility for managing the performance of capital assets.
Over the past few years, nearly every laboratory manager has been faced with the seemingly contradictory demands from management to shrink budgets and from clients to increase services. Is it possible for a lab manager to resolve this contradiction to meet both performance expectations? The solution may be the same one that has driven economic expansion for years–increase productivity.