SOUTHFIELD, Mich., Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- ImageSoft, Inc., today released a newly published white paper which explains how the Toyota Production System (TPS) principles, used mostly in the manufacturing industry, are equally relevant and applicable to the courts for identifying and eliminating wastes that lurk in court records management processes.
In The Seven Wastes in Courts: How Best Practices from Manufacturing Point the Way to Streamlined Court Operations with Paper On Demand, ImageSoft Justice System Consultant Jeffrey Barlow explores how, by understanding and confronting waste in the Court and Justice System and enabling Electronic Content Management, or "Paper On Demand" technology, court processes can be dramatically improved in terms of efficiency, cost and quality.
The Toyota Production System defines, identifies and sets forth principles for the management and elimination of waste. These principles focus not on changing the basic attributes of the product, but on managing the processes by which the products are developed, produced and delivered.
Barlow maintains that while the TPS was developed as a system for managing manufacturing, the concepts and principles are no less relevant to Court operations. He writes, "Less cost - higher quality certainly ought to resonate with courts. Indeed, they comprise a major chunk of the business case for court implementation of paper on demand."
In the paper, Barlow identifies the seven types of waste that exist in court records management processes; discusses how and how much they sap the court's effectiveness, efficiency, resources and quality; and outlines how an effectively implemented paper on demand court can help eliminate such wastes.
The complete Seven Wastes in Courts white paper is available for download free of charge here.
About ImageSoft, Inc.
ImageSoft, Inc. provides document and process management solutions to automate, streamline and improve workplace processes. Since 1996, ImageSoft's technology and workflow solutions have increased productivity, reduced operating costs and saved time and money for our customers in government, healthcare and the insurance industry.
An award-winning company, since 2008 ImageSoft has regularly been named one of the nation's Fastest-Growing Privately Held Companies by Inc. magazine and repeatedly selected as a Michigan Economic Bright Spot. The company is also annually named one the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For in metro Detroit and nationally. From its headquarters in Southfield, Mich., and satellite offices in Raleigh, N.C., and Portland, Ore., ImageSoft serves customers in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. Learn more at www.imagesoftinc.com.
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