Canon U.S.A. Set to Promote Lean Document Management Processes at AME 2017

MELVILLE, N.Y., Oct. 10, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — With digital transformation impacting manufacturers, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, will showcase technologies that promote lean document management processes at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence conference, AME 2017 (Booth #113), taking place in Boston from October 9 to 13, 2017. The goal is to help manufacturers streamline their document workflows to better manage data and help protect confidential information. Notable offerings on display include automated services that can be used in the product warranty registration process available through the use of Therefore and document security features with audit tracking that can help protect confidential information, which is incorporated in the latest imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express solution. 

“Most manufacturers are familiar with the benefits of ‘lean’ thinking in terms of improved production processes,” says John Brandt, CEO and founder of The MPI Group. “But more and more companies are now seeing the benefits of expanding ‘lean’ into their office processes as well. New ‘lean’ document processes can reduce time and costs, while improving the security of corporate data and intellectual property.”

Lean document processing will be the prevalent theme at this year’s show. In addition to showcasing relevant solutions, Canon encourages show participants to attend a panel discussion on Tuesday, October 10, that will focus on lean document processing with The MPI Group’s John Brandt, as well as Chad Pachtinger, senior specialist in the Product Marketing Division, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. 

In the product warranty registration process, the accuracy of data collection can be a costly task for manufacturers. The Therefore solution can help users interrogate warranty information against an established database of product names and serial numbers that can help improve the utility of data through validation. Therefore is an enterprise content management platform that can help organizations streamline business processes by helping to improve the handling and retention of company information.

The management of confidential documents around office devices can be a concern with respect to companies’ competitiveness and intellectual property. The latest imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express solution, available as an optional module that can be purchased separately within the uniFLOW printing, scanning, and device management platform, is a security solution that can deliver detailed information about an organization’s document-related activities on compatible MFP devices. It can help users capture, archive, quarantine, and audit the activities and images that occur on compatible imageRUNNER ADVANCE Canon solutions, including compatible imageRUNNER ADVANCE devices, to help with an organization’s document security strategy.

“AME 2017 is an excellent opportunity for key decision makers in the manufacturing world to gain relevant knowledge, foster relationships, explore trends, debate challenges, and ultimately, heighten efficiencies in future workflows,” says Toyotsugu Kuwamura, executive vice president and general manager, Business Imaging Solutions Group, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Our solutions strive to enhance the accuracy of captured data and help users protect confidential company information to help streamline manufacturing organizations’ lean document processes with the goal of ultimately fostering better productivity.”

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About Canon U.S.A., Inc. 
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $29 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2016.† Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. 

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