Waters Corporation 
Intermediate level

This facility is an excellent example of the power of lean

Wednesday, Oct. 11 Location Code
8:30am-12:40pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Room 313 WT/08
Thursday, Oct. 12 Location Code
8:30am-12:40pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Room 313 ThT/07



NOTE: No competitors allowed on this tour, including: Thermo Electron, Agilent, Perkin Elmer; eye protection will be supplied; attendees must show photo ID.

Learn how Waters Division products are used by pharmaceutical, life science, biochemical, industrial, academic and government organizations working in research and development, quality assurance and other laboratory applications. Waters UPLC, HPLC and MS instruments and consumables are used in a broad range of industries to measure the chemical, physical and biological composition of materials. See how this manufacturing facility is superbly laid out and product flow is automatic. Gemba boards throughout indicate communications with employees is imperative. Pull systems with kanban signals, worker-flex skills, workplace cleanliness and safety prevail. This facility is an excellent example of the power of lean.


For 50 years, Waters Corp. has developed innovative analytical science solutions to support customer discoveries, operations, performance and regulatory compliance. It holds worldwide leading positions in complementary analytical technologies - liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, rheometry and microcalorimetry. These markets account for approximately $5 billion of the estimated $20-$25 billion worldwide analytical instrumentation market. Waters Corp. operates in two divisions: Waters Division and TA Instruments. Waters Division creates business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations by delivering practical and sustainable scientific innovation to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality. www.waters.com

Restrictions / Requirements

To participate in a tour, all attendees must adhere to and respect the tour hosts' restrictions and requirements.
Non-adherence may exclude you from a tour.

  • No recording devices
  • Other: See tour description
  • No cell phones
  • Leather like closed-toe shoes (No high heels)
  • Long or short-sleeved shirt/blouse
  • Long pants (no shorts, skirts, dresses)
  • Other: See tour description
  • Safety glasses