Successful Management of the Analytical Laboratory provides a comprehensive discussion of the problems that face analytical laboratory managers and presents proven techniques for improving the operation and performance of analytical labs. A wide range of topics are covered, including functions of various laboratory types (including a discussion of legal proceedings that involve defending laboratory data), staffing and organization, motivation, management and development of personnel, personal relations and communication, sample handling, workload optimization, equipment selection and justification, budgeting and cost control (including methods for calculating the dollar return on investments in capital equipment), and information management systems.
The book emphasizes measures that managers can take to ensure quality performance in both the laboratory and its personnel while maintaining the overall cost effectiveness of the operation. The author uses case histories from his experience to illustrate the application of the management principles presented in this excellent book for new and experienced lab managers alike.
Table of Contents
Introduction-Role of the Analytical Laboratory in Today's World. Functions of the Industrial Analytical Laboratory. Organization of the Laboratory. Staffing the Laboratory. Managing Laboratory Personnel. Oral and Written presentations. Safety and Environmental Concerns. Sampling and Sample Handling. Workload Management. Quality Performance. Budgeting and Cost Control. Capital Investments. Information Management. Index.
Milner, Oscar I.