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 Costco Conundrum – Supply Inventory

Note:  This blog is the second in a series on the “Seven Wastes of Muda”.  As most families with fewer kids than Mother Hubbard know, the problem with Costco is that the 64-ounce jug of ketchup is awkward to handle, takes up a lot of room in the refrigerator and may spoil before you finish … Continue reading The Costco Conundrum – Supply Inventory