Katja Lehmann, Ph.D.
Katja Lehmann, Manager Workflow Consulting LBS SU North America, has a Ph.D. In Egyptology, Classics and European Prehistory from the University of Heidelberg. At Leica Microsystems, she started as an Assistant for the Demo Manager at the SU Bensheim, was Quality Manager at the European Service Center in Heppenheim, certified Six Sigma Black Belt for the SU North America (2003-2005), and DBSL for the SU North America. Katja Lehman’s task is it to help a laboratory to identify and apply the best combination of people, products, and processes to improve performance and deliver faster results to the patient is the ultimate goal. First, a current-state workflow evaluation is performed to help identify sources of waste that can occur during all processes, such as wait time, wasted motion, and quality defects. This encompasses an expert, process-by-process evaluation. Then she customizes a solution for a laboratory to apply Lean Principles step-by-step. And she also evaluates the current laboratory workflow layout and, if necessary, creates a redesign strategy, which includes a roadmap for continuous improvement of these workflows.
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