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Lean Six Sigma Consulting for Forensic Laboratories

Mon, 09/23/2013 - 4:01am

Bode LeanLab utilizes technical and operational Lean Six Sigma approaches to improve efficiency, increase throughput, and streamline resources for forensic laboratories worldwide. The program evaluates a laboratory's operations to define and measure bottlenecks, analyze the sources, and create a custom improvement plan for sustainable success. The Bode Technology Group, Inc., provider of forensic DNA solutions, announced the launch of the Bode LeanLabâ„¢ service in collaboration with Dirk Hooiman International (DHI). Bode LeanLab utilizes technical and operational Lean Six Sigma approaches to improve efficiency, increase throughput, and streamline resources for forensic laboratories worldwide. The program evaluates a laboratory's operations to define and measure bottlenecks, analyze the sources, and create a custom improvement plan for sustainable success. The result is a true increase in productivity that reduces turnaround times and  increases the number of forensic cases worked while maintaining quality standards.

"Forensic laboratories are facing an increase in demand for services coupled with new budgetary challenges. By implementing a Lean Six Sigma approach to improve operational efficiency, directors can work toward meeting these demands, reducing any existing backlogs, and decreasing turnaround times," said Bode's CEO and President Mike Cariola.

As a consulting firm dedicated to improving turnaround times, DHI combines "lean" manufacturing and Six Sigma strategies to eliminate waste and improve performance. DHI has helped many laboratories realize major successes in backlog reduction and improved sample throughput.  The focus is on testing more samples to deliver results in the most efficient manner.  This managerial concept promotes cost-effective, quality, and quick solutions to help laboratories in the current financially conscious environment. 

Bode uses its success in large scale laboratory operations as the foundation of the proprietary methodologies offered through the Bode LeanLab solution.  

For more information, visit www.bodetech.com.

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