[Histonet] Blade Rationing Follow-up

Thomas Jasper Thomas.Jasper <@t> deaconess.com
Wed Jun 19 14:20:04 CDT 2013

You could start with cost comparison of blades (since this whole thing started as a blade issue).  Reps are willing to let you demo some before committing and you might save money if everyone likes a less expensive blade.  You can do the same for paraffin and slides as well as reagent alcohols and xylene.  Again, these are things the manager should be getting after.  Does your lab adhere to Lean principles?  There may be some cost savings there if you can accomplish tasks more efficiently; get the work done in less time or cutting back on overtime.  It's a bit difficult to say as much depends on the nature and scope of your service.  All situations are unique - do you send a lot of work out?  Could you take it on in-house?  Or are you trying to do things in-house that could be sent out and have a cost positive effect?  Lots of questions for the manager...

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From: histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu [mailto:histonet-bounces <@t> lists.utsouthwestern.edu] On Behalf Of Teresa Moore
Sent: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 1:23 PM
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Subject: [Histonet] Blade Rationing Follow-up

I really appreciate everyone's constructive comments regarding my post on blade rationing.  Lots of you said there are many other ways to cut costs in the lab.  I would like to hear some of your suggestions so I can take them back to my manager.  I'd like to give her some legitimate alternatives to her proposal. Would like to contribute to solving the problem of cutting costs.

Thanks again

Teresa Moore, HT
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