Cloud-based, global inventory management tool helps customers optimize consumption and replenishment of lab consumables
Cloud-based, globally-networked digital solution for container-level tracking of chemical inventory
Saving time and reducing costs through cost-efficient inventory management
Avantor® Services suite of digital solutions helps you bring your stock levels inventory under control by providing the metrics you need to manage spend, track use and location, and optimize inventory management. By tracking key information, such as the location of consumables, equipment, expiration dates, cost, and vendor details, you can get a holistic view of your lab’s management processes from purchase to point-of-use.
You can analyze laboratory metrics to identify opportunities to improve your lab’s management practices. Data are available in real time for scheduled and on-demand reports that give you the insights you need. You’ll be able to quickly find the location of every registered piece of equipment, container of chemicals, and lab supplies, and you will know what needs to be serviced or re-stocked. You’ll also know if your equipment and supplies comply with internal and external regulations.
Accurate laboratory data can give you the information you need to improve efficiency and productivity. We save you time and money so your lab can focus on your important work: science.
Efficient Laboratory Data Management
Analysis is a crucial part of the scientific method.
Scientists, by nature, want answers. Researchers pose a hypothesis, ask questions, develop their experiments, and gather information. They may conduct research for pure exploration or because there’s an urgent problem that must be solved. No matter the reason, after raw data is collected it must be analyzed to see what worked, what didn’t, and what new information has come to light. Without analysis, data is meaningless. That’s how scientists make progress, move science forward, and eventually find answers to their questions.
The same is true when it comes to lab management. Every piece of data you collect adds to the picture of the problem you’re researching even if the problem you’re researching is how to better stock your lab.
With help from Avantor you apply the same analytic principles to increasing lab performance. You can solve common problems associated with inventory, chemical and equipment management with clear data that’s been analyzed to help you improve your lab management processes.
When our suite of software solutions captures and analyzes crucial information—ranging from chemical expiration dates to rates of use and frequency of equipment maintenance—you’ll have the data you need to drive sound decisions. You’ll be able to recover the work hours you spend searching for supplies and finding lab equipment by managing your lab’s consumables, instruments, and materials digitally.
According to a study by cas.org, a division of the American Chemical Society, researchers spend only 48% of their time conducting research. That means 52% is spent doing other things, such as teaching, writing papers, grant applications, or administrative tasks. In fact, 17% of their non-research time is spent on admin tasks alone. Imagine if all the hours researchers spend looking for materials, checking chemical levels, and inventorying supplies could be saved for their work.
With Avantor’s Inventory Manager, you won’t need to search for items or wonder if you should restock them.
You’ll get monthly inventory metrics reporting that provides a standard set of key metrics for designated facilities. In addition to that you can filter to the stockroom level. You will know which project uses which products and can manage budgets effectively.
Inventory Manager is cloud-based so no matter where you are, you’ll be able to get a clear look at how your supplies are being used. You’ll see who last took products out and how much is left in your inventory. It’s also scalable, so it can accommodate your lab as your projects grow.
You’ll be able to see expiration dates, HMIS/GHS classifications, and container locations without leaving your bench, so you’ll have easy access to compliance information for internal and external regulations and can identify concerns before they become a crisis.
Our cloud-based Chemical Manager can track chemicals at the container level, so you know exactly how much of each chemical is left and where it is. That will make it easier to replenish your chemical inventory before it runs out, so you do not and delaying your research.
Equipment is as important as supplies and chemicals and the most accurate results come from properly calibrated and maintained lab devices.
Avantor’s Equipment Manager lets you easily schedule routine maintenance, calibration, and services, and then track particulars for the full lifecycle of lab equipment. You’ll know when it’s time to replace or upgrade equipment and can plan accordingly.
When your equipment is up to date and well-maintained, you and your team can focus time and energy on the important tasks that help further your scientific discovery.
Collaborate with Avantor's Team to Improve Laboratory Metrics
Avantor’s onsite teams are experienced at harnessing laboratory metrics provided by Inventory Manager, Chemical Manager and Equipment Manager to help you improve laboratory data management practices across the full ecosystem of your labs.
Avantor Services is ready to collaborate with you to meet your goals. Each solution is tailored to your needs, whether it’s to analyze inventory, study current ordering processes, recommend a cost-saving solution, or maintain lab equipment inventory, while also tracking moves, additions, and de-acquisitions.
Data and metrics are integral to our service solutions methodology. We use the findings to provide clear insight and create actionable ways to improve processes, ensure accurate reporting, and help you manage spending.
We offer a global approach that supports every aspect of metrics, analytics, and reporting, from how data is collected to reporting outputs. Our holistic solutions help ensure alignment and standardization, so you can have better processes and, in some cases, predictive models.
The goal of Avantor Services digital solutions is to provide your team with the data and insights you need to drive decisions that will optimize your lab’s operations.
Get the Laboratory Data Management You Need
Gain insights into your lab management processes with the data, metrics, and analytics our systems and teams can provide. Contact us to find out how we can help you optimize your lab management processes today.