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Eurofins TestOil employs lean process management to drive excellence and ensure that it maintains its guarantee of providing same-day turnaround on all routine testing. Join us for a tour of its laboratory and observe its lean culture and how its high-velocity lab operates.
Please note: Lunch is not provided for Monday tours.
To process and analyze 3,000+ samples per day, the company deployed several lean initiatives, including the utilization of visual management tools, kanban systems, continuous improvement, elimination of muda (waste) and mura (unevenness) and kaizen events. During the tour, you will follow a sample as it travels through the lab. This includes package opening and sorting, sample intake and preparation, through test stations, and finally report generation for customers. You will see how straight-line production is achieved through our lean practices in a non-manufacturing environment.
Eurofins TestOil, Inc. has been in the oil analysis business since 1988. It began by providing analytical ferrography services to power customers and, in the early 90s, expanded its services. It has focused exclusively on assisting large industrial facilities in reducing maintenance costs and avoiding unexpected downtime through oil analysis program implementation. Customers rely on its technical experts when it comes to diagnosing oil-related issues in equipment such as turbines, hydraulics, gearboxes, pumps, compressors and diesel generators. Its state-of-the-art laboratory can process and analyze more than 3,000 samples per day. www.testoil.com