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Demand visibility

Planning adherence

Work efficiency

Employee retention

Learn how 800+ teams worldwide have abandoned their Excel sheets and use BINOCS to digitalize their lab operations:

  • Generate work demand patterns fully automatically using machine learning
  • Apply work standardization and campaigning to optimize efficiency
  • An intelligent planning algorithm taking into account competence constraints
  • Powerful what- if scenario analysis for all users
  • Actual and past KPI’s, but also projected future KPI’s, let you act upfront

800+ teams worldwide use Binocs to digitalize their lab operations

Binocs is the easiest resource planning cloud solution for laboratory capacity planning & scheduling.

Based on real use cases explained during the presentation

On- time

released batches

+20%

Test

Throughput

+25%

Demand visibility &

accuracy

x 2

Planner

workload

-60%

Unique features that help you taking your challenges

Various demand sources

You have to try to release on time, work on stability, squeeze in projects- without mentioning non- testing activities.

Many competences

You need skilled technicians with the right mix of expertise to cover the different tests.

Too much administration

Too much manual administration work to maintain lab efficiency and an overwhelming number of Excel sheets to keep track of.

Correct execution

Above all, you need to ensure that samples are tested based on priorities, grouped efficiently while taking into account constraints.

Automatically scheduling your QC lab with Binocs

Day- to- day scheduling

Testing: who when and in what order?

Automatically schedule analysts and instruments

  • analyst competences constraint
  • non-testing time (lab support activities and unavailabilities)
  • execution constraints (e.g. double-check after execution)
  • priorities and business rules

 

Manually adapt where needed

A user-friendly web application, packed with visual cues and shortcuts, helps you to quickly adapt what you want – you’re still in complete control.

 

Communicate

Communicate the schedule to your analysts. Everybody has one source of the truth, always up to date. The Binocs plan board is ready to be projected on a screen or to be printed.

Mid/Long- term workforce capacity planning

Anticipate capacity needs before they cause problems.

All demand in one place with zero input

Release and stability interfaced from LIMS or ERP. Project work and non-testing activities are interfaced or entered in a user-friendly interface.

 

Capacity needs to be calculated automatically

Demand is translated into staffing (and instrument) needs to be based on the QC capacity model. The Binocs algorithm checks if there are enough skilled technicians and instruments to deliver on time.

 

Looking forward and act

Based on the reports you can then:

  • see an evolution of on-time delivery and capacity utilization KPIs
  • identify training roadmap or outsourcing needs
  • prioritize and smoothen variable workload across sites
  • justify projects to improve productivity
Animation QC Labs
In Binocs you can run what- if scenarios

Run what-if scenarios

Use the numbers to decide

Anybody can run what-if scenarios based on real data to assess and discuss different scenarios.

 

What’s the impact of:

  • Volume or product mix changes, new projects or priority changes on our QC service level?
  • Analysts going on long-term leave (e.g. maternity leave)?
  • Training/hiring new technicians?
  • New test batching/campaigning strategies

All based on one QC capacity model

Model the tests and tasks

As a result of value stream mapping and touch time analysis, you can configure the way a test is executed. Binocs will use the configuration to plan and schedule the QC workload.

 

Each analysis has:

  • activities with duration and lead time
  • constraints (e.g. someone else should authorize after execution)
  • number of samples per run (for sample batching)
  • repeat rate
  • user-configurable fields (cost, value-added/non-value-added activities, activity type, etc.)
Binocs uses one QC capacity model

A balanced set of KPIs to drive your performance

Whatever your past has been, you have an impeccable future

Binocs measures planning adherence as well as resource utilization and throughput. What’s more, it will tell you what the expected planning adherence and resource utilization KPIs are for the coming weeks, months and quarters.

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