Term "Lead time" has multiple meanings as far as it depends on workflow of specific organization. In general lead time is an amount of time between an operation/process initiation and completion, for example an amount of time required for an item to be available for use from the time it is ordered. Lead time management is very important as far as lead times are one of the basic inputs for business planning. In other words, organization should plan and control lead times used within its workflow in order to be competitive, reliable and manageable. Many companies aim to lead time reduction, because less possible lead time is one of the main efficiency elements. Anyway company should carefully study and control intervals between the initiation and the completion of the main processes that take place within the company workflow. Good way to plan and control business operations is to use task management software.
VIP Task Manager is teamwork lead time tool that will help you to ensure on-time performance of tasks/operations in the context of business project or daily workflow. This software allows you to plan and control time parameters of business and project tasks, to control performance in real-time and to analyze team efficiency. With a help of this groupware you can set roles, assign tasks, share business and project schedules among team members, share documents and track project evolution in terms of time, tasks and costs.
VIP Organizer is individual task manager that can be used as a tool for management of small business projects or your personal projects. This simple software allows you to manage lead-time of your tasks, to set priorities and build checklists. You can use this product to organize your daily activities, notes and files.
To ensure lead time management you need to do the following:
- start your software
- create working tasks for you and other team members
- use Task Tree to create project break-down structure
- plan lead times, costs and set priorities, assign tasks to performers
- control project evolution in terms of tasks completion, time and costs
- control individual performance, productivity and time of each team members