• Dita Ayu Lestari Universitas Indonesia
  • Athor Subroto Universitas Indonesia



Lean, value stream mapping, efficiency, quality control laboratory, pharmaceutical industry


Lean operation is the common method to increase operational's efficiency, but it is still rarely im­ple­mented for Quality Control Laboratory. This paper used Value Stream Mapping to identify added value and non-added value activities from raw material analysis in Quality Control Laboratory of pharmaceutical in­dustry. Effi­ci­ency was measured by reducing the turnaround time for raw material analysis and then converted into labor cost efficiency. Our research renders a decrease of 42.7% in turnaround time for the top 20 raw materials sample that received in 2020. In addition, it reduced the cost of labor by IDR 130,193,977 per year. These results showed us the importance of implementing lean operations in the laboratory to support pharma­ceutical industries in producing quality and affordable drug products.


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