We often talk about READY Labware Services, and the benefits it offers to our partners and customers—but, we don’t often talk about the reasons why it might benefit your processes.
In an effort to help you understand whether READY Labware Services might be a good match for your lab or storage facility, we have listed ten reasons to consider using this service, which you may not have thought of.
But, first things first: what is READY Labware Services? READY Labware Services is a service based offering where Computype will identify (by labelling or marking) your labware and send it to you ready for use. Tasks such as sorting, tare weighing, kitting and packaging to your specifications can also be handled by our team ensuring your labware arrives ready to use.
So let’s get into it! Here are the top ten reasons to consider outsourcing your labware marking & labelling:
1. You Need Precision and Accuracy, but Don’t Want to Make a Capital Investment
If accurate and consistent placement of barcodes is critical for your workflows due to downstream automation, you may have considered automated label application.
There are many reasons you might not want to make a capital investment in automation—your volumes are unpredictable, you don’t have the real estate, or you just don’t want anything to do with labelling!
No matter your reasoning, outsourcing your barcoding process with READY Labware Services can provide precise and accurate placement of markings on your labware without a capital investment in label automation.
2. Your Barcode Needs to Last Throughout the Entire Life of Your Container
You need a permanent marking solution to last the entire life of the container. Through READY Labware Services multiple label constructions are available for labelling your project which can ensure your barcodes last just as long as your containers.
In addition to specially engineered pressure sensitive label options, you gain access to additional marking technologies, such as direct mark or ceramic labels. These options can provide a longer lasting readable barcode to suit your needs.
3. You Have More Valuable Work to Focus on than Labelling
Many facilities are spending more time labelling than they would like, and would rather focus on the business at hand.
When you utilise READY Labware Services with Computype, you are able to do exactly that. Your labware will arrive pre-labeled and ready for use so you can focus on what’s most valuable to you—science!
4. You Want Guaranteed Sequential Data Integrity
You want to guarantee sequential data integrity to reduce errors and automation stoppages associated with mislabelled or unscannable labware.
At Computype, we understand how critical sequence integrity is, and have a rigorous sequence management system in place so you have one less thing to worry about.
5. Your Label Data is Static, or Known in Advance
Your label data is static &/or known in advance. Whether you are looking to utilise a straight sequential, alpha-numeric or static barcode sequence, we have you covered.
We understand it isn’t always possible to have your data ready in advance which is why we try to be as flexible as possible in this area. Even if you only know the data a few days ahead of time, there is likely an opportunity to outsource.
6. You want to Reduce the Risk of Repetitive Strain Injury
Manually labelling labware is tedious and repetitive work, which can lead to repetitive strain injury under certain circumstances. Leave your labelling to a team dedicated to barcoding labware and take the physical burden off your team.
7. You Want to Make Room for Equipment and Activities Which Better Align with Your Mission
While your mission is related to science, our mission is to provide our customers with barcode solutions tailored to their needs.
It is very likely you want to focus on duties more valuable to your goals than labelling. In order to do so you may want to reduce inventory and clear up workspace to make room for activities or equipment that will improve your lab’s processes.
We can work with you on shipment schedules, inventory holds or build and ship complete, so you can leave the barcoding to us, and focus on your goals.
8. You’re Looking For a Better Way to Differentiate Containers.
You are in need of a better way to differentiate your containers from others within your storage area through colour-coded or brand-identified markings. If you are looking to add a logo or colour coding to differentiate product more easily, we have ways to make that easy for you.
Both coloured pressure sensitive and ink-based direct mark options are available to ensure you can accommodate your application and colour coding needs.
9. You Need a More Consistent Option
You need a more consistent option to avoid wasting budget by under or over-purchasing consumable products. We will have discussions with you regarding usage in order to provide a proposal based on your needs so you will know up front and won’t have to over purchase product you won’t use.
We know that labware is tough to come by right now, so working through creative channels may lend itself to smarter sourcing. In addition, if you are having a tough time sourcing, for example, coloured caps or plates—a colour block or stripe on the marking itself may be a suitable (and efficiency-boosting) alternative.
10. You Need to Keep up with Growth
Your lab is growing extremely fast and your current labelling strategy isn’t efficient enough to keep up. Let’s face it, times have changed and we are finding that our customers and partners in the healthcare industry are busier than ever. Leaving this job to someone else who can handle it can help you ramp up efficiently and effectively.
Demands are uncertain at this moment in time, and often urgent. An outsourcing strategy can be a great way to ensure you’re not undertaking situation-based processes or work that isn’t going to be repeatable in a longer term strategy.
Whatever your needs are, we are here to assist you and talk through your process so we can understand what you are trying to achieve as well as you do. Reach out for a consultation and let’s discuss how we can help you focus more on science, and less on labelling. You can also, request a READY Labware sample kit or download the brochure.