Back to Laboratory Productivity in the New Normal: Optimizing Operations through Asset Management

Life Sciences, Healthcare, Laboratory Technology, Fundamental Research,
  • Wednesday, June 10, 2020

As laboratory operations return to a “back to business” mode following temporary site closures and/or increased site schedule intensity surrounding recent world events, there are things that can be done to better support Asset Management processes and systems. This webinar will focus on advancing lab-wide operations by promoting visibility and simplification while optimizing operational and economical outcomes. Agilent experts will guide participants through restarting lab operations with asset management best practices.

The field of healthcare has been especially affected by current global events. Scientific research, manufacturing, and testing facilities are no exceptions. With public health in the spotlight, these and other industries are responding to unique challenges while facing reduced facility access, site closures, working from home, social distancing and irregular schedules. With safety top of mind, throughput and capacity planning require additional strategy review. Getting to market faster and more efficiently has immediate impact beyond the bottom line.

This webinar will address ways to refocus learnings from times of shut down and round the clock intensity to operate more efficiently to support the needs of patients, employees and society. While returning to the new normal of laboratory operations, best Asset Management practices can increase the efficiency of laboratory operations, saving time and money while ensuring that scientists can meet or exceed productivity goals by focusing on their science.

As operations are prepared for “back to business” following the temporary site closures and/or increased site schedule intensity surrounding current world events, there are things we can do to better support our Asset Management processes and systems.

Agilent will go through the stages of asset management. Together, we will address advancing lab-wide operations by promoting visibility and simplification with the purpose of optimizing operational and economical outcomes.

As businesses reopen and work returns to a new normal schedule, Agilent remains diligent in our focus to serve customers. Agilent CrossLab Enterprise Services support our customers’ journey to laboratory excellence by making their goals our own.

Join this webinar to learn how to simplify operations, extract more value from existing assets and expand opportunities.


Melissa Zeier, Lab Productivity Application Expert, Agilent

Melissa Zeier has been in the drug development, testing and laboratory services industries for approximately 15 years. She began her career in big pharma working in high throughput biomarker testing, then moved into the pre-clinical contract testing field specializing in chiral analyte method development for LC-MS/MS. Zeier transitioned to auditing GLP bioanalytical studies before exercising her expertise in the pharma and biopharma sectors as a business intelligence analyst, driving product and service development in the pre-clinical testing industry for a top three preclinical CRO. Zeier has a BS in Chemistry with minors in Cellular Biology and Mathematics, an MS in Analytical Chemistry and an MA in Applied Economics.

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John Murray, Enterprise Project Manager, Agilent

John is extensively experienced in designing and leading Inventory Management programs across the Americas.  He has applied his project management skills across multiple sectors including Pharma, Crime & Biologics, and Health & Beauty.  John offers reliable consultation on instrument and workflow requirements and laboratory design and successfully manages large laboratory relocations.  He is a subject matter expert and “Train the Trainer” for relocation logistics management, service strategy, and inventory programs.  John is working towards his PMP certification and has an AS in Mechanical Engineering.

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Sarah Buzinski, Americas Customer Programs Operations Manager

Sarah started her career in 2007 as an Agilent Field Service Engineer specializing in GC/GCMS and account management. Sarah later moved on to Service Management overseeing a team of more than 50 Field Service Engineers. She has been focused on streamlining operations and enhancing service delivery at Enterprise Accounts in the Boston area for the last 6 year and more recently expanded her role to include sites across the US. Sarah currently manages the Enterprise Program Administration team in North America with resources working remotely as well as full time on customer sites. Sarah holds a B.S. in Chemistry from the University of New Hampshire.

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Who Should Attend?

This webinar will benefit professionals in the following industries:

  • Pharma
  • Biopharma
  • Food & Environment
  • Energy & Chemical

Relevant job titles include: Director & lab manager, operations, strategic sourcing (managers and above).

What You Will Learn

In this webinar, the application of asset management best practices will be examined:

  • Creating, standardizing and institutionalizing best asset inventory processes and programs as an operational foundation
  • Improving lab efficiencies by breaking down silos and introducing holistic lab resource management oversight
  • Improving the utility and usefulness of lab instruments and equipment to better meet your laboratory needs

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