Geological Sample Tester Workflow Map

In this article, we’ve created a starter Geological Sample Tester Workflow Map that you can use to start planning out your product/service delivery and we’ve outlined a few examples of experiments that you can run in your Geological Sample Tester role.

Ready to get started? Download the Workflow Map template or get in touch to discuss how a workflow coach could help you fast-track your business improvement.

Systems & Processes for Geological Sample Tester

The path towards better systems and processes in your Geological Sample Tester role starts with mapping out your most important business processes. Being able to see your business processes laid out visually helps you to collaborate with your team on how to improve and grow. By repeating this collaboration process, you’ll develop a culture of continuous improvement that leads to a growing business and streamlined systems and processes that increase customer & staff experience.

To help you start mapping out your processes, we’ve developed a sample flow for a Geological Sample Tester Workflow Map that you can use with your team to start clarifying your processes and then run Business Experiments so you can build a better business.

Workflow Map For A Geological Sample Tester

1. Sample collection: The first stage involves collecting geological samples from various locations, such as mines, drilling sites, or natural formations.

2. Sample preparation: Once collected, the samples need to be prepared for testing. This may involve cleaning, drying, and crushing the samples to ensure accurate results.

3. Testing methodology selection: Based on the specific requirements of the project or research, the geological sample tester selects the appropriate testing methodologies to analyze the samples.

4. Sample analysis: This stage involves conducting various tests on the samples, such as chemical analysis, mineral identification, or physical property measurements, to gather relevant data.

5. Data interpretation: After completing the sample analysis, the geological sample tester interprets the obtained data to understand the geological characteristics, composition, and potential implications.

6. Report generation: The tester prepares a comprehensive report summarizing the findings, including the test results, interpretations, and any recommendations or conclusions.

7. Client consultation: The tester meets with the client to discuss the results, answer any questions, and provide further insights into the geological implications of the findings.

8. Recommendations for further action: Based on the test results and client consultation, the geological sample tester may provide recommendations for further actions, such as additional testing, exploration, or modifications to existing plans.

9. Implementation of recommendations: If the client agrees with the recommendations, the tester may assist in implementing the suggested actions, such as coordinating further testing or providing guidance during exploration activities.

10. Continuous improvement: The geological sample tester reviews the entire service/product delivery process, identifies areas for improvement, and implements changes to enhance efficiency, accuracy, and client satisfaction

Business Growth & Improvement Experiments

1. Name: Implement automated sample testing system
Description: Develop and install an automated system that can process geological samples, reducing the need for manual labor and increasing efficiency. This system should be capable of handling a large volume of samples and provide accurate and reliable results.
Expected Outcome: Increased productivity and reduced turnaround time for sample testing, leading to improved customer satisfaction and potential for increased business growth.

2. Name: Streamline sample collection and transportation process
Description: Analyze the current sample collection and transportation process to identify bottlenecks and inefficiencies. Implement measures such as optimized sample collection routes, improved packaging techniques, and streamlined logistics to ensure samples reach the testing facility in a timely manner.
Expected Outcome: Reduced transit time for samples, minimized risk of sample contamination or damage, and improved overall efficiency in the sample collection and transportation process.

3. Name: Enhance data management and analysis capabilities
Description: Evaluate the existing data management and analysis systems used for geological sample testing. Explore the implementation of advanced software tools and technologies that can handle large datasets, automate data analysis, and provide comprehensive reporting capabilities.
Expected Outcome: Improved accuracy and speed in data analysis, enhanced ability to identify patterns and trends, and increased capacity to generate insightful reports for clients, leading to improved decision-making and customer satisfaction.

4. Name: Establish strategic partnerships with mining companies
Description: Identify potential mining companies that regularly require geological sample testing services. Develop strategic partnerships with these companies to become their preferred testing provider, offering competitive pricing, reliable results, and excellent customer service.
Expected Outcome: Increased business volume through a steady stream of testing requests from mining companies, improved brand reputation, and potential for long-term collaborations and referrals.

5. Name: Conduct customer satisfaction surveys and feedback analysis
Description: Design and distribute customer satisfaction surveys to clients who have utilized the geological sample testing services. Analyze the feedback received to identify areas of improvement, address any concerns or issues raised, and implement necessary changes to enhance customer experience.
Expected Outcome: Improved customer satisfaction, increased customer loyalty, and potential for positive word-of-mouth referrals, leading to business growth and a competitive edge in the industry

What Next?

The above map and experiments are just a basic outline that you can use to get started on your path towards business improvement. If you’d like custom experiments with the highest ROI, would like to work on multiple workflows in your business (for clients/customers, HR/staff and others) or need someone to help you implement business improvement strategies & software, get in touch to find out whether working with a workflow coach could help fast-track your progress.