Lab Management

Our Lab Technicians are professionally trained
in ensuring controls with function, design and quality production.

Today companies often talk about innovation and the need for constant improvement in their businesses. At Modern Methods Dental Lab, we have found that value can be created through better dental lab management. That's why our commitment to LEAN Manufacturing principles is at the core of everything we do. It has become our way of life.  LEAN manufacturing is essentially a relentless and persistent search to add value and eliminate waste...waste through which products flow are identified and eliminated, the process becomes better, leaner and more competitive.

So you might ask yourself, "What value does a locally owned and operated add to quality, turn around time and responsiveness to change orders? What does that have to do with the management of our dental lab"?

We see our dental lab customers as our business partners, when their business does well, our business benefits.  So we have become LEAN process mentors.  We work with our lab partners by passing along what we have learned in our journey of improve excellence. For example, we introduce them to value stream mapping.


Value Stream Mapping At Modern Methods Dental Lab


The value stream mapping process improves both turn-around time and quality in production. We show how to become more competitive and more efficient by streamlining the manufacturing of dental crowns and bridges processes.  At Modern Methods we have developed a roadmap for enhanced quality systems that make for better business.


Taking New Steps to Change Our Culture: LEAN Daily Management in 2016 and Beyond

Through LEAN Daily Management, a daily review of improvement on the bench, we have become a stronger team as we look into the future! LEAN is positioning our dental lab for growth and promote a culture that encourages and supports the team concept.  We teach daily, empower our technicians and improve our process.