“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

TIM WOOD: T is for Transportation

Note:  This blog is the first in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda”.  A favorite exercise to test your memory is to recite the names of Snow White's Seven Dwarves: You know, Dopey, Grumpy, Doc, ... ah; well; you know them, right?  (I can usually get five or six of them.)  How about … Continue reading TIM WOOD: T is for Transportation

Introduction to Waste

I make no secret of my admiration for Taiichi Ohno (see What Do Toyota Manufacturing and Taiichi Ohno Have to Do With E-Filing and Integrated Justice Systems?)  and I am constantly using his concepts on effective manufacturing principles to illustrate why things work (or don't work) in courts. Ohno developed the Toyota Production System (TPS), which … Continue reading Introduction to Waste