Lyons Laboratory Management System (LLMS) streamlines the garment and fabric laboratory testing process. It is a cloud-based mobile and web system that is designed for quick yet comprehensive throughput of testing jobs in an apparel testing laboratory. From a built-in library of standard test methods, technicians enter product test results from which pass/fail determinations are automatically performed and reported using a versatile, robust reporting engine. LLMS also includes entry of test results from outsourced laboratories, remote job requests from customers, and extensive data analysis capabilities. In addition, users may easily view the distribution of work within the laboratory at specific steps within the testing process as well as turn time reporting.
Textile and apparel manufacturing laboratory processes traditionally are very labor intensive. LLMS increases efficiency by simplifying data capture and automating data analysis. LLMS swiftly creates flexible final testing evaluation reports. LLMS also integrates data from external database systems. LLMS is fully user managed and has flexible and comprehensive query capabilities of test, supplier, and laboratory information. The system is easily customized to use non-standard testing methods and test procedures, and employs non-proprietary technology for its database and code infrastructure. As with all Lyons software systems, nothing is “hard-coded”, and content is secured and fully managed by appropriate manufacturer’s staff.
LLMS conducts a plethora of qualitative and quantitative tests according to recognized industry and international standards such as AATCC, ASTM, CTS, FTMS, MER, and TAPPI. Whatever standards or regulations that apply to the kinds of materials you are testing, rest assured your LLMS supports them. Here you can find a list of standards which are supported by LLMS.
Potential Benefits of LLMS Implementation
When looking at potential benefits of installing a LLMS, most ultimately result in saving money. This savings can not only help justify the decision, but also underscore the need to prioritize rolling out certain critical features first.
Installing a LLMS can help your company:
- Increase number of samples processed
- Decrease sample processing time
- Cut number of analyst hours needed for processing
- Reduce error rates
- Reduce frequency of process inspection
- Speed release of manufactured products
- Reduce customer service needs by offering self-service, read-only access to sample status and test results
In addition, a few intangible benefits include:
- Achieving and demonstrating compliance more easily
- Detecting and correcting errors earlier
- Improving customer satisfaction
The system may be configured for use behind a company firewall, or hosted as a web-based system. All that is required for user access is a Windows PC web browser, and access to the LLMS system. Product testing data may be recorded from outsourced and in-house testing locations. Security and content is completely controlled by user(s) with system administration rights and privileges. A final report of test findings is created from a very flexible report generator that may include as much content as desired including imbedded images, attached documents, etc. Final test reports are electronically sent to product test requestors when a job is completed.