Resource Management software

for Quality Control Labs

We needed a digital
planboard on top of LIMS to
cope with increasingly
volatile demand.

Head of Quality Operations
Top 10 Global Pharma Company

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    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.

    More than 800 teams worldwide use Binocs to digitalize their lab operations

    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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