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Diagnostic Vendors

Diagnostics continues to be an ever-expanding area that faces unique and exciting challenges. The explosion of new molecular technologies, expanding automation platforms, increasing competition, and very demanding customers are just a few of the challenges facing diagnostic suppliers.

Argent’s extensive working knowledge within the diagnostic marketplace makes us uniquely qualified to assist both the laboratory and diagnostic suppliers with: 

  • Automation Time Studies
  • Lab Workflow and Opportunity Assessments
  • Industry Analysis and Competitive Intelligence
  • Equipment Impact Studies
  • Lab Designs

Time studies provide diagnostic vendors with comparative data and analysis between brands or types of automation.  These studies provide objective data regarding cycle times, operator use, efficiency, and workflow.  The major benefits of utilizing Argent’s time study services are:

  • Comparitive data for white papers, case studies, etc.
  • Accurate cycle time data
  • Analysis of user interaction and process flow
  • Experienced third-party analysis comparing features and benefits

Argent 20™ is a powerful benchmarking tool and database that is used for measuring and tracking key laboratory performance indicators over time. Unlike traditional benchmarking tools that compare limited data points between like-sized facilities, the Argent 20™ allows laboratories to accurately monitor internal performance metrics. This is essential for any laboratory operation wanting to improve overall performance.

Argent 20™ benefits include:

  • Accurate and objective performance metrics
  • Customized performance indicators
  • User friendly reporting
  • Enhanced decision making
  • Improved management

The Argent 20™ utilizes ratios and numerical quantification techniques to measure operational performance. The Argent 20™ was developed by Argent Global Services and is based on many years of hands-on experience assisting hundreds of laboratories worldwide.

Lean-Lab™ is a powerful improvement initiative used by clinical laboratories to improve efficiency, enhance customer service, and raise quality and service levels in a quick timeframe. Some of the benefits of implementing Lean-Lab™ are:

  • Productivity improvements up to 50%
  • Turn-around time reductions up to 95%
  • Faster processing times
  • Space utilization improvement up to 75%

Argent’s experienced engineers have worked thousands of man-hours assisting health care organizations in implementing solutions that drive efficiency, reduce processing times and improve patient care. Our Lean Masters can help your organization implement rapid improvements, remove inefficiencies and gain competitive service advantages.

Lean means rapid change and rapid improvement for your organization. Lean is a powerful process improvement initiative that can be applied in any environment to deliver significant results in a quick timeframe. The Argent Lean Team provides a solid catalog of Lean services including:

  • Introductory Lean classes and workshops
  • Advanced Lean workshops
  • Mentored Kaizen events
  • Lean implementation / project management

Argent works with clients to implement Lean solutions that improve efficiency, enhance customer service and raise quality levels. Lean initiatives have consistently delivered the following improvements:

  • Lead time reductions up to 95%
  • Productivity improvements up to 50%
  • Work-In-Process (WIP) reductions up to 90%
  • Space utilization improvement up to 75%

Argent uses a unique approach that gives clients the power and statistical insight of Six Sigma integrated with the speed and employee empowerment of Lean. Our training, rooted in a results-driven philosophy provides clients with all the essential Lean and Six Sigma tools and the ability to know which tool to use when. Argent’s Six Sigma services include:

  • Six Sigma project management
  • Six Sigma project staffing services
  • Lean Six Sigma Green Belt training
  • Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training

Our experienced staff is comprised of Six Sigma Black Belts and Green Belts that have spent thousands of man-hours implementing Lean and Six Sigma solutions with clients around the globe. Prior to starting a Six Sigma project with a client, we work to match the right project team credentials with each organization’s needs. Some of the benefits of implementing Six Sigma are:

  • Lower costs
  • Repeatable processes
  • Fewer defects
  • Shorter cycle times
  • Increased throughput and capacity

An Argent Lab-Design™ provides the laboratory with a recommended layout based on an efficient workflow, best practices, appropriate technology, and proper staffing levels. Argent’s engineering background, hands-on approach, and 14 years of experience within the diagnostic marketplace go into every design. Some of the benefits of working with Argent to implement a Lab-Design™ are:

  • Improved workflow
  • Reduced costs
  • Elimination of bottlenecks
  • Reduced specimen turn-around times
  • Increased productivity