Manufacturing software to enable continual process improvement and quality control
Manufacturing organizations are constantly challenged with producing consistently high-quality products in less time and with fewer resources. To achieve this, organizations must streamline processes, connect systems, and implement continual process improvement. Thermo Scientific SampleManager LIMS software maps to laboratory processes, connects with production and other enterprise systems to share critical information and enables continual improvement by driving quality and repeatability.
Driving quality control through all stages of production
Those tasked with quality control in manufacturing strive to ensure their product consistently meets the stringent specifications of the customer. Testing is carried out on raw materials and at various stages in production through to finished product before release. Such rigorous testing produces large amounts of data which must be shared with stakeholders quickly in order to make necessary adjustments to production controls. SampleManager LIMS software enables the management of batch relationships between raw materials, processed materials, and final products, and can be configured to ease compliance to ISO 17025 and other industry regulations. Multi-level specifications outline acceptable quality levels for different customers, enabling immediate checks and rapid product release.
LIMS designed to improve lab efficiency, speed turnaround time and enable compliance with standards such as ISO 17025. Standard ASTM methods are configured using the Laboratory Execution System (LES) to step analysts through procedures to ensure repeatable testing and quality results. Labs can rely on the LIMS security, electronic signature, and complete audit trail to enable compliance. Enterprise connectivity enables a holistic view of the organization, providing KPIs to decision makers to ensure quality, and automating actions to drive rapid product release.
Flexible integration and data visualization capabilities are the foundation of the connected laboratory. Building a laboratory ecosystem that connects people, instruments, consumables, and software requires the right capabilities and tools. Thermo Fisher Scientific combines a complete suite of integration tools with expertise in connectivity, data visualization, e-commerce, services and infrastructure, helping you uncover the hidden value of your data.
Sample management and tracking
Good sample management processes are necessary to plan and execute sample testing. Automate sample point scheduling and view your sample plan via a calendar.
Monitor the status of the lab’s instruments, schedule work and maintenance. Connect data from instruments in the lab to production data. Insight into instrument usage and maintenance can increase lab efficiency. SampleManager LIMS software is tightly integrated with Thermo Scientific Chromeleon CDS software.
Inventory and storage management functions retain where items have been stored and for how long. LIMS software manages stock supplies and reagents and can assign automatic reorder alerts.
Understanding the overhead and capacity that your team can support is key to determining timelines, reporting on turnaround times, and resourcing projects. See a complete overview of samples that are queued and their status.
Unique procedural execution
The Laboratory Execution System (LES) software guides analysts through each step of a method to ensure compliance to the SOP and captures the complete process history. Drive quality and compliance through repeatable execution of methods and processes.
Users can quickly build workflows which map to actual laboratory processes, automating decisions and actions and reducing the need for user intervention. Labs can easily adapt to new methods and process changes.
Instrument control for laboratory robotics and sample preparation equipment including Thermo Fisher and other vendors.
Collaborative work environment
Collect and share data securely in real-time with collaborators in your lab or across the globe.
Integration and connectivity
LIMS software can connect to enterprise systems like Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems and Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) as well as laboratory systems including electronic lab notebooks (ELN) and Chromatography Data Systems (CDS).
Cloud or on-premises deployment
The option to deploy using a Thermo Fisher managed infrastructure including servers, OS and database, backup, disaster recovery and information security monitoring, reducing initial hardware and ongoing IT costs.
Secure system access and capabilities to comply with the latest environmental and industry regulations like ISO 17025 and GMP.
Cybersecurity is critical to ensure data integrity and business continuity. Ensure secure data and system access on premises or in the cloud.
A mobile LIMS application makes features available via tablet in the lab or at a sampling point so you can take the LIMS with you to execute methods and collect and process samples. Record the GPS location of the sample and scan in the barcode using the device camera.
Dashboards and data visualization
Reports are accessible via dashboards which give an overview at a glance. Any information stored within LIMS software can be displayed pictorially or in a dashboard, providing a quick snapshot of relevant information and Key Performance Indicators.
Reporting and data analytics
Information in the LIMS can be reported on, shared, analyzed, and audited. Statistical quality control (SQC) relationships and metadata are captured, enabling users to work with data in context.
The LIMS enables instant checking of raw or in-process materials and finished products against agreed levels for different customers or markets.
Recall and crisis management
Enable appropriate response such as recalls, suspension, long-term record keeping. Complete result traceability.