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January 13, 2014

ImageSoft Releases New White Paper on Eliminating Waste in Courts


SOUTHFIELD, MI, (January 13, 2014)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.


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.


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.