22nd September 2016
First LCS Approved Product
Following the launch of LCS Approved in the summer, the first product to achieve LCS Approved status is Workware, which has been recognised as a software application that supports and sustains lean enterprises.
Workware, which is part of ActiveOps suite of software applications, is a cloud based operations performance management application that embeds lean principles and systems thinking into practical and highly usable tool sets for data capture, performance and capacity management which accelerate short and long term benefits of lean investment.
The challenge for many organisations remains how to effectively measure performance improvement and Workware not only provides robust comprehensive data, but also the functionality to drive performance improvement using Lean capacity management techniques. By embedding Workware at the heart of Lean programmes, organisations can not only support business cases for investment, but also generate the confidence and capability to drive very significant improvement through Lean.
A factor behind the development of LCS Approved was the major challenge facing organisations using lean in identifying technology that encourages lean thinking and behaviour.The LCS Approved process aims to ensure that products can demonstrate they can play an important supportive role in the development of a lean enterprise and those using it can be confident it will reinforce and sustain lean management practices.
Workware: Key Points
- Workware provides service organisations with a complete approach to operations performance management – guaranteeing productivity improvement and delivering enhanced control that will support the drive for operations excellence.
- Based on the latest cloud technology Workware equips front-line managers with the capability to help operations managers and employees measure, plan and improve quality, compliance and service levels at an optimum cost.
- Workware can be deployed rapidly, complimenting existing enterprise applications, supports LEAN initiatives and other operational methods including the Active Operations Management method developed by ActiveOps.