An all-in-one Quality Management Software

About Total Lean Management

Total Lean Management (TLM) software is the first QMS software to recognize both user groups found in every quality system–Upstream and Downstream.

  • Upstream users include the quality professionals in your organization who are familiar with the full scope of MMS activities–responsible for the set up, administration, and the creation of workflows.
  • Downstream users are anyone else who needs access to participate, approve, read procedures, sign off on training records, complete quizzes, enter a new CAPA, and more.

The software also has dedicated applications, as well as configuration settings, for each user group:

  • Main TLM Application: Upstream Users enjoy a plethora of “Easy Buttons” in every module to quickly take care of a whole host of administration, set up, configuration and initial data entry. The main TLM application has every feature and can quickly respond to unforeseen needs as your QMS evolves with rapid update capability.
  • TLM Web App: Downstream Users even have a setting in the web app to ensure a smooth introduction to basic tasks that harness the work of upstream users which ultimately makes your QMS more effective and faster to implement using a mobile friendly web app for easy access to their assigned dashboard tasks.

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Total Lean Management Features

  • Audits
  • Change Control (PLM/ECR)
  • Contact Manager (CRM)
  • Corrective Action
  • Customer Feedback
  • Deviations
  • Document Management
  • Electronic Records Mgt
  • Employee Evaluations
  • Employee Feedback
  • Employee Information
  • Equipment (CMMS/TPM)
  • Events/Tasks/Action Plans
  • FMEA/Control Charts/Quality Tools
  • Inspections
  • Inventory/Design Control (ERP/PPAP)
  • Maintenance Work Orders
  • Meetings & Reviews
  • Metrics-KPIs
  • Non-Conforming Materials
  • Projects (ADKAR)
  • Purchase Orders
  • Quality Record Mgt
  • Return Material (RMAs)
  • Risk & Opportunities
  • Sales Orders
  • Strategic Branding
  • Surveys
  • Training
  • Work Orders

Total Lean Management Target Market

Total Lean Management is primarily used by small to large companies from various industries. Quality managers in particular love to use the software to convert their paper based quality management system into an electronic continuous improvement machine. This software is designed for any companies trying to solve data management problems that fall within the TLM landscape and who are serious about continuous improvement.

Most information categories have upstream and downstream users, the former of which needs all the data input and management features, while the later usually needs to reference, and sometime approve, this information. The main TLM application and the companion web app work together in this way to deliver robust solutions at surprisingly affordable prices.

Total Lean Management Pricing

The cost of Total Lean Management starts at $1,000 upfront plus $80/user/month for an onsite installation. The pricing depends on where the database is hosted and the total number of users. There is a free trial available. There is no free version available.

The system runs on MySQL so TLM has built a companion web app for easy access to key areas to allow you to extend the QMS to a subset of users who might not need access to full licensing, even though the cost per user is usually less than half of what competitors charge.

Challenge Total Lean Management to meet your needs by scheduling a free demo or downloading the free single user trial. Custom development projects are available for the web app or main applications to help you get things done in a way that works at your company.

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User Reviews of Total Lean Management

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Submitted on August 4th, 2021 by Christopher T

We are now able to track information and act on findings and trends that where previously not available to us. We also have a system in place that ensures our employee’s are all follow the same processes and procedures as soon as they are published. Our product and services will benefit greatly because of this software.

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Submitted on August 4th, 2021 by Jim Klett from Therasigma

In the ten years we have relied on TLM to manage our quality documents, it has grown to become the core of our QMS. Our QMS has been audited by BSI, TUV, SAI, FDA, Canada Health and CDPH (California Department of Public Health). We easily survived all of those audits and emerged a better company.

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Submitted on July 23rd, 2021 by Craig P

C2C highly recommends the Lean Machine QMS software. It meets all of the requirements for GMP and ISO 13485, easy to use and great customer support. We have gone through 2 ISO 13485:2016 audits with no issues relating to the software.

Software has all the requirements for both GMPs and ISO 13485. Most modules are very easy to use. The system is very reasonably priced and customer support is top notch.

TLM can function on the desktop connected to a local server, or as a SaaS using solely a browser to access the system connected to a data center (hosted) database, so we really haven’t had any experiences that are worth complaining about.

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Submitted on July 21st, 2021 by David K

Excellent software for ISO 9001. Easy to use and very good customer support. We use this software everyday for all aspects of our QMS.

No cons this software is a great price, great support and is a all in one system.

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Submitted on July 12th, 2018 by Christopher T

The benefits are immense…our internal business processes have been streamlined to make lean and world class…staff morale has greatly improved resulting in customer satisfaction index rising from 65% prior to the implementation of TLM Software to almost 93%. TLM has become one of our major business partner to deliver value to all our key stakeholders.

TLM Software has revolutionized the way we do our business at NicozDiamond. Our internal business processes have been transformed and now exceed world-class standards- thanks to reps whose support has been exceptionally excellent. The features of TLM Modules exceeded our expectations to the extent that our employees think that TLM can virtually resolve ALL our internal issues!

[…]the fact that you can request customizations to match your company specific requirements makes TLM Software the best in the world. Our internal network connectivity has been giving us challenges to fully exploit the capabilities of TLM. Reps have been helping us to resolve the connectivity issue which is not in anyway related to TLM Software!!

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Submitted on June 19th, 2018 by Jonathan B

The best feature of The Lean Machine is that all of our quality system needs are managed in a single software platform. The single QM software platform ensures quality system data is easily shared by everyone from manufacturing to quality assurance that is involved in maintaining product quality.

The GUI could use a make-over so it is contemporary in appearance but this is not a necessity for a utilitarian QS software platform.

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Submitted on February 17th, 2018 by Charles H

Easy to use and great customer service! The Lean Machine software is so good my auditors want to buy it!