How Paper-On-Demand Provides Judges with Documents that Work “Better than Paper”

One of the biggest limitations of physical documents and files is that they are, well, physical.   They exist in a particular place.  They are subject to Newton's Laws – mainly that they stay where they are put until they are moved  (except, of course, those that I am working on and just had on my … Continue reading How Paper-On-Demand Provides Judges with Documents that Work “Better than Paper”

Pssst….

At some time (usually grade school) almost everyone has played the party game where people sit in a circle and whisper a short message that is passed from one person to the next.  The "fun" of the game is that by the time the message makes it around the room, it has invariably morphed beyond … Continue reading Pssst….

Down on the Farm

"I LIKE horses", said Farmer Brown.  "I've always used horses to do the plowing; my daddy always used horses to do the plowing; and his daddy before him always used horses to do the plowing.  I UNDERSTAND horses.  I know how to take care of horses.  The barn is set up for the horses.  I … Continue reading Down on the Farm

It’s the Journey

On one level, review of the Seven Wastes[i] set forth by Taichii Ohno gives a vision of the Promised Land where all Waste has been eliminated and all activity is productive and generates value.  Anyone currently living in such a place, please contact me and include directions.  A not uncommon reaction (prevalent in, but certainly … Continue reading It’s the Journey

Last But Not Least: Defects – the Seventh Waste

Note:  This blog – the last installment in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda” as they relate to court document management – deals with the “D” in TIM WOOD: Defects. Calling "Defects" a waste seems sort of like calling "trash" garbage: Of course Defects are a waste.  Nevertheless, in calling out Defects as … Continue reading Last But Not Least: Defects – the Seventh Waste

The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Note:  This blog – the seventh installment in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda” as they relate to court document management – deals with the last  “O” in TIM WOOD: Over Production. The second "O" in TIM WOOD (the pneumonic for the Seven Wastes identified by Taichii Ohno in the Toyota Production System) … Continue reading The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Inside the Department of Redundancy Department: The Waste of Over Processing

Note:  This blog – the sixth installment in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda” as they relate to court document management – deals with the first “O” in TIM WOOD: Over Processing. For a lot of folks "Over Processing" just does not have the same level of intuitively obvious wastefulness as most of … Continue reading Inside the Department of Redundancy Department: The Waste of Over Processing

“You Can Sit Here in the Waiting Room; or You Can Wait in the Sitting Room.”

From Nick Danger, Third Eye, by Firesign Theater Note:  This blog – the fifth installment in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda” as they relate to court document management – deals with the “W” in Tim Wood: Waiting. Calling out the Waste of Waiting in courts seems like shooting fish in a barrel: … Continue reading “You Can Sit Here in the Waiting Room; or You Can Wait in the Sitting Room.”

Finished Inventory and Why You Don’t Want It

Note:  This blog is the third in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda”. In the previous post, The Costco Conundrum - Supply Inventory, we considered the impact of front-end inventory (things waiting to be processed); and we examined how Enterprise Content Management (ECM) with configurable workflow can eliminate what the Toyota production System … Continue reading Finished Inventory and Why You Don’t Want It