Inova Diagnostics 
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Lean journey and employee engagement at Inova Diagnostics

Monday, Oct. 29 Location Code
7:50am-1:00pm Balboa ABC, 2nd level MT/05
Wednesday, Oct. 31 Location Code
11:00am-4:30pm Balboa ABC, 2nd level WT/06
  • U.S. citizens only - attendees are required to show a current, non-expired U.S. passport.
  • No competitors allowed, including: Thermo Fisher (Phadia), Euroimmun, Bio-Rad, ImmunoConcepts, Diasorin.
  • Smocks and bouffant caps required (tour site will provide).

Hear about Inova's lean journey and the incredible level of engagement achieved across the organization, exemplified in the year-over-year growth of CI contributions by all team members. Inova has placed great emphasis on its “My CI Ideas” program that is driving out waste, increasing efficiency and developing more employee ownership of daily operations. Attendees will learn about Inova's lean six sigma training program (Lean 101/white belt/yellow belt), enterprise and business unit value stream mapping efforts, workplace organization (6S and visual management) and its TPM/OEE program.


Inova Diagnostics is a privately held company headquartered in San Diego, California. The company was founded in 1987, and has over 360 team members around the world.  It is a leader in the development and commercialization of new autoimmune technologies and diagnostic markers. It manufactures IVD systems and reagents that are used in clinical laboratories and hospitals around the world. Inova Diagnostics is redefining autoimmunity, leveraging its innovative spirit to deliver solutions that anticipate the needs of laboratories and improve the efficiency and quality of testing. Its comprehensive portfolio of systems and reagents supports diagnosis, stratification and monitoring of complex disorders such as connective tissue disease, rheumatoid arthritis, antiphospholipid syndrome, vasculitis and celiac disease.

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.

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