Lean PlanDo gets mentioned by Senior Minister of State, Trade & Industry, Mr. Chee Hong Tat

At the recently concluded Business Times’ Emerging Enterprise Awards 2019 in Singapore, Mr. Chee Hong, the honourable Minister of State, Ministry of Trade & Industry and Ministry of Education, mentioned in his speech about Lean PlanDo and how the Singapore govt is working to create room for companies to innovate more freely by giving SMEs opportunities to demonstrate their capabilities and establish their track record.

An excerpt from his speech below.

By driving lead demand, the Government helps companies to develop their innovation capabilities and to establish a track record. I keep stressing track record because I think that is crucial for startups and SMEs. You may have good product and services but people will ask “what projects have you done?” and if you cannot have a track record, the more traditional procurement will not purchase from you. So we are trying to break out of this chicken and egg problem by giving our companies with good products and services the opportunity to build a track record. So we plan to do this through our Government agencies because that is something I think we can do when we do procurement.

For example, JTC worked with Lean Station, a local R&D and technology-driven consulting start-up, to develop Lean PlanDo, a cloud-based application for the planning, management and execution of construction projects. The app was test-bedded at two JTC developments: LaunchPad @ Jurong Innovation District, and Fusionopolis One @ one-north. Lead PlanDo was also adopted by JTC’s contractor for the trendspace development as a third test-bed. Following the success of the first few pilots, Lean PlanDo will be implemented at 14 ongoing JTC projects and around 20 other upcoming projects. This is an example of how our government agencies have supported SMEs in developing, validating and scaling their new products.”

The full speech can be read here.

Jurong Trade Corporation, JTC has been working closely with Lean Station and it has resulted in bringing up a unique cloud-based system based on lean methodologies that help construction companies to manage and deliver projects better. To know more about lean plando, visit leanplando.com

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