The assessment phase is the most important phase of an automation project. During this phase, we carefully investigate how you actually apply the procedure that is to be automated. We highly recommend that you also create a project team as this will help you to achieve significant results as quickly as possible. For this same reason, we often conduct face-to-face interviews with your analysts and operators.
During the assessment, we will not only consider the target procedure, but also determine how it is positioned in relation to the other procedures in your laboratory. Which steps do these procedures have in common and what are the upstream and downstream effects when these steps are changed? In order to visualise these interrelationships, we apply techniques such as value stream mapping (VSM).
Based on the assessment of your procedures, we will provide a detailed project plan that comprises a set of solutions, estimated timing, plus a budgetary proposal.