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Finding efficiencies to put firm ahead

Thursday, February 25, 2016 @ 7:00 PM | By Simon Hally

Running a law practice may not have much in common with making cars, but law firms can use a business methodology originally developed in the automobile industry to improve the efficiency of their operations and deliver better value to clients.

The lean philosophy of continuous, incremental process improvement traces its roots back to Henry Ford’s Model T assembly line, but is now most often associated with Toyota, whose relentless focus on eliminating waste throughout its operations helped it become the world’s largest car manufacturer.

It’s tempting...