Industrial manufacturers know that roadblocks can come up during the delivery of a complex project. These roadblocks and the rate at which they come up can increase exponentially when the projects involve hundreds of people spread across dozens of locations.
Because industrial manufacturers know that this can happen, they usually try to employ solutions to avoid these roadblocks as much as possible. Methodologies such as lean project management and task management solutions are already in use at many organizations. For Molecular Devices, a leading provider of high-performance bioanalytical measurement solutions for life science research, pharmaceutical and biotherapeutic development, their highly complex and detailed work requires meticulous management.
Molecular Devices followed lean principles and used Kanban boards to keep on top of their projects. However, the c-suite used sticky notes for their Kanban boards, leaving them with a big gap of information between the executive team and those on the field. Not only did they need to communicate the usual project information to their engineers and project managers, they also needed to facilitate data from their scientists that is technical and unique to their work. Such enterprises with specific needs and concerns demand a work management system that can readily handle their demands.
Molecular Devices now uses Leankor for their project and workflow management. They have been able to bring their lean project management principles onto a robust platform which allows them to update project statuses in real-time. At Leankor, we recognize the benefits of lean project management. Because of this, we support different teams, their different functions, and their different ways of working. One of the ways of working that we support is through digital, flexible Kanban project boards, which has been a tried and tested method of choice for this organization.
Molecular Devices also uses Salesforce as their CRM of choice. Because much of their customer delivery data lives on Salesforce, using Leankor allows them to have a single source of truth for all customer project data, improving customer communication and satisfaction. Using both Salesforce and Leankor gives them the ability to effectively communicate with all essential personnel on projects, update project health, and make sure that all of their data is accurate and secure.
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