“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.”

Going Through the Motions

Note:  This blog, the fourth installment  in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda” as they related to court document management, deals with the “M” in Tim Wood: Motion.  "The Hurrier I Go, the Behinder I Get" Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland In the manufacturing context, Motion refers to human bodily movement—turning, lifting, reaching, … Continue reading Going Through the Motions

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