Batch production is completed in many forms - from a 24/7, 365-day a year schedule to a less common single shift, M-F operation (typically pilot-plant operations). Like continuous operations, speed of sample turnaround can be critical, even in situations where production has "down-time" for off-shifts. For instance, when a resin manufacturer is producing a polymer batch, operations will need to know as quickly as possible if the polymer being produced is proper molecular weight, if the catalyst is used up, and the monomers consumed. They need to know if the reaction process has done long enough and since most batch processing is specialty or fine chemical production, the value for each batch and time taken to get results can be hundreds of thousands of dollars if the process goes too long. No laboratory manager wants production delayed due to slow or incorrect laboratory results. Time is indeed money. With our decades experience in various production environments, ALSC can provide services similar to our offerings for continuous operations and more.