Executive Awareness of Lean Success Factors Prompts New Release of Lean Project Manager Software

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Executives realize that a successful transition to Lean methods can result in millions of dollars of cost reduction and profitability improvement. Lean support organizations, eager to help make this happen, have recently emphasized the need for a specific critical Lean success factor - an effective Lean Policy Deployment process. SysteMental, Inc.'s release of their Lean Project Manager Software, a product designed specifically for Lean Policy Deployment, has been timed to meet the growing need for tools that help establish an effective deployment process.

SysteMental, Inc. is a Lean specialty firm founded in 2000. Their Lean Project Manager Software is a web based solution developed to accelerate the capture of millions of dollars of savings often available after implementation of Lean Manufacturing and Lean Enterprise methods. Lean Project Manager was specifically designed to support Lean Policy Deployment. Lean Policy Deployment is the process used to put Lean methods into use to meet organizational goals for improvement.

SysteMental's initial release was designed to help accelerate deployment and simplify management of broad continuous improvement initiatives. The solution has been sold to customers in more than 16 industries.
Recently, organizations like the Lean Enterprise Institute, who support the large number of companies struggling to make the transition to Lean, have begun in earnest to educate executives about the critical importance of an effective Lean Policy Deployment process. Numerous articles, books and seminars have followed in the wake of this effort. Due to this growing "wave of interest", SysteMental, decided to release their Lean Project Manager Software product again in August, this time with greater focus on Lean.

Lean Project Manager Software creates an online workspace that serves as a central platform for Lean Policy Deployment. The software helps Lean implementation teams document prioritized lists of Lean projects designed to meet organizational goals. This list, which is central to the Policy Deployment planning process, then serves as a visual management tool used during management review. During a typical review the implementation team gathers around a projected image of the software where they review progress made against the plan, discuss and document how the Lean initiative is going, how management can help, and what changes are needed to keep the plan on track.

About SysteMental, Inc.
SysteMental, Inc., a Lean specialty firm founded in 2000, provides technology solutions that help companies reduce cost and increase profitability by accelerating the achievement of Lean results. The company's custom software development services enable clients to accelerate Lean results by rapidly deploying and standardizing redesigned Lean business processes. The company's Lean Project Manager Software product enables small and mid-size clients to accelerate Lean results by establishing an efficient online workspace that serves as the central platform for an effective Lean Policy Deployment process.

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