A Question of Efficiency
What exactly do we mean by efficiency? Where can gains be made? How do we know when we’ve reached an acceptable level? One thing is certain: by being more efficient, we can be more competitive – in business or academia. Introducing “Your Efficiency Challenge!”
sponsored by Agilent Technologies
We all strive to be more efficient. Why waste time and energy getting a job done? And though measuring efficiency for a simple system or process is relatively straightforward, when we delve deeper into the concept, we find an untameable multifaceted beast. Indeed, when trying to assess (and increase) the efficiency of a complex system with complex processes – an analytical laboratory, for example – we are faced with a somewhat nebulous task, demanding that we focus on one aspect or another, while perhaps neglecting others.
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