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6 Use Cases where automation & AI bring lab's scheduling, planning & performance to a next level

Scott Barnard @ BlueCrux at Paperless Lab Academy

Presenter: Scott Barnard, Managing Director at BlueCrux US

As the Managing Director of North America at Bluecrux, Scott Barnard has leadership and P&L responsibility for the development and execution of Bluecrux’s North American business strategy and operations. This includes Bluecrux’s offerings of premium supply chain & operations consulting services, the Binocs SaaS software for lab planning & scheduling and the digital supply chain twin, Axon.
Prior to joining Bluecrux, Scott spent 13 years at UL most recently as the Managing Director for their software division focused on industry leading SaaS technology and advisory solutions for the Life Science industry. Prior to UL, Scott spent 10 years in the Medical Device industry leading teams in manufacturing operations and designing/implementing GxP compliance and training programs


During the Second Industrial Revolution, companies knew that electrification was critical to the future of manufacturing but the expected gains were slow to manifest. Early adopters had retained the drive and belt systems that powered their factories and simply replaced the centralized steam engine with an equivalent electrical motor, continuing to mechanically transmit power to machinery. Production only ramped-up after manufacturers changed their mindset and learned how to optimize their processes and infrastructure for the new technology.

In today’s Fourth/Fifth Industrial Revolution, bioscience and pharma companies know that the labs of the future will be fully digitalized but the best approach to implementation is not always clear. Like their forebears, it can be tempting to simply replace the old with the new without also optimizing their processes to take full advantage of the technological opportunities.

In this workshop we will draw on our extensive experience to share some key enablers of optimized laboratory digitalization:
- Examples of how to leverage digitalization to optimize laboratory processes, including:
o Enhancing team organization
o Optimizing decision processes
o Streamlining communication with labstakeholders
- Lessons learned around the impact on analysts and technicians
- Harnessing data to improve laboratory performance (e.g. service level and throughput)

Why attending 

 We will share digital implementation best practices, including real world examples of how these can be leveraged to enhance existing laboratory processes and deliver tangible benefits for people and performance at all levels of operational and strategic participation.

Who should benefit 

Laboratory managers and directors - Digitalization leads - Lean lab strategists and planners - Business / operational excellence executives

Bluecrux is a leading value chain technology and consulting company, providing solutions at “the Cutting X”. Bluecrux experts and software help to transform today’s supply chains into smart, efficient, and fully integrated value chains. Bluecrux offers solutions that fit the unique complexities of businesses in life sciences, consumer goods, chemicals and industrial manufacturing.
Binocs is #1 SaaS solution for scheduling and planning QC, QA, R&D and CGT operations, developed by Bluecrux. Offering AI-enhanced automatic scheduling, scenario-based planning, and end-to-end visibility, Binocs is the solution of choice to nail your operational performance.
Binocs empowers your teams to increase productivity and meet delivery targets.