Scheduling lab technicians (and equipment) is typically a time consuming job
Demand and priorities change daily so the schedule has to be constantly adapted The supervisor needs to
optimize campaigns (batching samples) You need to
balance service level and overall, not case by case. (on time delivery versus high utilization of people and equipment). lab efficiency There are
a lot of constraints to take into account (competences, availability of people and equipment, procedure constraints, priorities, due dates, batching rules, …) Reduce time spent on on-going schedule changes by more than 80%
Binocs is a web application for lab scheduling and planning
Automatically batch samples to optimize utilization while not forgetting service level (taking into account priorities, grouping rules, max campaign size, …)
Automatically generate a schedule taking into account competences and availabilities, schedule constraints (e.g. double check must be done by another person) and priorities
Manually adapt schedule where needed in a user-friendly and modern web application (you’re still in full control)
Communicate the schedule. Everybody has one source of the truth, always up to date
And all of this is done on a continuous basis, sometimes multiple times a day I’m convinced but is my lab ready for an automatic scheduler?
We need 3 things to get you up and running:
Demand: with seamless integration with your LIMS or another execution system your demand is always up to date and never entered twice.
Test durations and constraints: upload once, then manage them in Binocs (=ONE source of the truth).
Competences: who can perform what tests? We can upload this information or you can input it in our user-friendly user interface.
If you have the information available, we’ll help you upload it with our standard API’s and set-up the system.
In less than 2 weeks you’ll have your first automatically created schedule!
You can contact us for a
free planning software! or read and watch further:
Read more details about the scheduler and see some screenshots of how it actually works.
Watch a recorded
webinar on lab scheduling where we elaborated on the why and how and showed a demo of Binocs scheduling Watch a recorded
webinar on mid-long term capacity planning where we explain why next to scheduling you’ll also benefit from a longer-term view on your capacity