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Cover Story |  Volume 18 - Issue 9  |  November 2023

Crafting Effective Business Case Documents

Support investment proposals with a clear story supported by the numbers


Management Tips

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Three Keys to Asking Good Questions to Improve the Lab

Powerful questions to help staff think differently about how to solve problems

Business Management

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Crafting Effective Business Case Documents

Support investment proposals with a clear story supported by the numbers

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Optimizing Service Contracts for Laboratories

A comprehensive guide for decision-makers

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Looking Beyond Routine Lab Equipment Maintenance

The right partner will work with you to develop an equipment maintenance strategy

Labs Less Ordinary

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A New Lab Is Helping the Pharmaceutical Industry Safely Adopt New Workflows

The USP's Advanced Manufacturing Technology lab can help you safely move to a methodology that better fits your lab

Asset Management

Equipment in a laboratory

How to Commission New Lab Equipment

Steps to ensure a smooth equipment commissioning process

Leadership and Staffing

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A Guide for Conflict Resolution

Communication is at the heart of dealing with nearly all sources of conflict

Lab Design and Furnishings

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Enhanced Perspectives: How Visualization Tools Can Shape the Future of Lab Design

Visualization demonstrations allow key stakeholders to participate in design decisions

Lab Health and Safety

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How to Protect Your Assets Using Scenario Planning

Why risk your most precious research and products?

Ask the Expert

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How a Computerized Maintenance Management System Can Benefit Your Lab

CMMS platforms handle all the data associated with asset maintenance, saving lab managers time and effort

Product Focus

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Ensuring Effective Maintenance with a Chromatography Data System

CDS programs can play a vital role in ensuring consistency and efficiency in your chromatography research

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Leveraging ELNs and LIMS to Optimize Asset Management

Lab notebooks and information management systems can improve asset traceability, scheduling, and maintenance

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Why Your Environmental Monitoring System is Failing

A healthy EMS requires reliable infrastructure, high-quality hardware, and comprehensive staff training

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Making Smart Decisions around Pre-Owned Lab Equipment

Addressing common hesitancies when shopping the pre-owned marketplace