Lab-Aid is a Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) package, which supports quality management operations. Lab-Aid standardizes quality management operations to reduce costs and improve the service level.
Lab-Aid is a solution package used by the quality management and testing departments of manufacturers and analysis service providers for industries such as environment, water treatment, and food.
Customers' more demanding requirements for quality extend the scope of quality management beyond the boundaries of the company to the supply chain. In addition, with the advancing globalization of manufacturers, operations such as overseas local production and conformance with laws and regulations become more sophisticated and complicated.
In a business environment like this, it is essential to establish a company-wide quality management system to maintain and improve customer satisfaction. However, there are the following problems in the actual inspection operations.
Lab-Aid provides the inspection process workflow from the test plan/request, issuance of test results, through to delivery approval. Lab-Aid can increase operational efficiency and improve test data quality through automated data collection, automated calculation, automated specification judgment, and automated form creation.
Oil, chemical, iron and steel, nonferrous metal, food/beverage, analysis laboratories, pharmaceutical, medical equipment
Lab-Aid provides many problem-solving functions to improve the speed and accuracy of inspection operations, guarantee reliability of test results, and increase operational efficiency.
User-friendly User Interface and One-click Operations
The easy-to-understand screen allows you to access the desired information with just one click. The layout can be configured by each user and for each task. The information you want to view can be displayed on a single screen.
Support for Various Types of Analyzers
Lab-Aid is proven to be able to connect to more than 400 types of analyzers regardless of the manufacturer and model. The Laboratory Automation System (LAS) saves labor and improves data reliability. Online connection to analyzers enables automated data collection and dramatically reduces labor for transcribing and inputting data.
Applicable analyzers: Spectrophotometer, atomic absorption photometer, ICP meter, moisture measuring instrument, electronic balance, color-difference meter, PH meter, coulometric titration instrument, X-ray meter, sulfur analyzer, etc.
Quality Record Database
Test records from raw data through to reported values are added to the database. Data can be easily searched by keyword and extracted to Excel to create forms such as reports. In addition, trend graphs can be displayed with just one click.
Standardized Operations through Workflows
Lab-Aid provides standard workflows that can be used to standardize operations by managing various inspection items and complex procedures to reduce omissions and errors in procedures and facilitate sharing of experience and knowledge among test technicians.
Interaction with Host Systems
Interaction with ERP, PMS, and MES enables the quality test results to be applied quickly to the inventory data of raw materials and products. The quick quality judgment reduces the period of raw materials waiting for tests and of products for waiting for delivery.
Multilingual Support (Japanese, English, and Chinese)
Multilingual support enables standardizing the level of quality management operations globally. You can select the language at the time of login.
Installation and Maintenance Support Service
Yokogawa's experienced installation consultants provide a comprehensive service from installation to education. After installation, Yokogawa's maintenance team helps you solve problems quickly whenever they occur. Yokogawa also provides up-to-date information on its website.
|Test||Request||Receive a test request from a host system|
|Automated test request for regular samples|
|Manual test request on an as-needed basis|
|Issue a sample label|
|Acceptance||Confirm the sample acceptance|
|Sample can be accepted by scanning the label barcode|
|Instruction||Test supervisor instructs execution of a test|
|Input||Input data on the screen|
|Online input from an analyzer|
|Automated calculation: Dilution factor, calibration curve, etc. are calculated automatically based on the input values|
|Automated evaluation against the specification and statistics data (3σ)|
|Check||Check the measurement and calculation results of each test item (electronically signed by the checker)|
|Approval||Supervisor approves the test results of each sample (electronically signed by the supervisor)|
|Final judgment||Supervisor finally approves the test results of each sample (electronically signed by the supervisor)|
|Output report||Provide a tool for creating test report formats|
|Register the created report with LIMS, which can be issued from the menu|
|X control chart|
|MTS||Delivery approval||Manage the test results and projects for each customer|
|MTS report||Provide a tool for creating different report formats for individual customers|
|Stability test||Make a stability test plan|
|Issue a stability test sampling instruction|
|Reagent management||Register a reagent lot|
|Check the expiration date before using the reagent|
|Record the used lot in the test record|
|Analyzer calibration management||Manage the analyzer ledger|
|Issue an alarm for an analyzer that must be calibrated soon|
|Check that the calibration period of an analyzer has not expired before use|
|Inventory management||Manage the acceptance and delivery of stored samples|
|Manage the acceptance and delivery of reagents/reagent solutions|
|Manage the acceptance and delivery of stability test samples|
Lab-Aid helps improve the level of quality assurance and the services for both customers and internal users in order to meet the growing requirement of the global market for quality.
Operation Cost Reduction and Processing Speed Improvement
Lab-Aid helps promote operational standardization through workflows, thus improving the management level and data accuracy of test operations, and increasing the level of quality assurance, such as audit trail recording. In addition, the standardization reduces the operational cycle from acceptance of a test request, execution of the test, approval of the results, through to delivery approval, as well as simplifies the progress management.
Lab-Aid allows you to trace back to the raw data including reported values and request information and respond quickly to inquiries from customers and internal users.
Lab-Aid ensures compliance with regulations such as Positive List Scheme, RoHS, Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), HACCP, and ISO, and helps improve the level of quality assurance.
Security for Inspection Data
Lab-Aid provides a function to automatically acquire data update history and security functions such as user management using IDs and passwords to prevent data manipulation and facilitate dealing with various inspections in an appropriate manner.
Customization Cost Reduction
Lab-Aid allows you to easily change the form formats. The screen format can also be changed just by changing the settings. You do not need to place an order for changing the report format.
Operational standardization is promoted by defining functions such as automated data collection, automated calculation, automated limit check, and automated reporting for various inspection items and complex test procedures in order to save labor for the test operations, increase the speed of the operational cycle, and improve operational accuracy.
Improvement of Quality Data Reliability by Removing Human Errors
Lab-Aid provides functions such as automated analysis data collection, automated calculation, and automated limit check to eliminate the need for manual input, double checking of input data, and limit checking, thus removing human errors and improving quality data reliability.
Real-time Monitoring of Test Progress
Anyone can check the test progress and test results in real-time on the screen, which enables sharing the test progress information with departments other than the manufacturing and shipping departments, thus speeding up decision-making and finding problems.
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