Need to boost productivity and profits?

Consider lean document processes


Panel Discussion
Tuesday, Oct. 10 Location Code
2:30pm-3:30pm Hynes Center, Level 3, Room 312 TS/22



Discover new opportunities on gaining improvement in document workflow efficiency, reducing of waste and protecting confidential information, through the application of lean disciplines combined with document management technologies.


The MPI Group, sponsored by Canon USA, will host a panel discussion on how lean strategies combined with imaging and document technologies make a difference in reducing turnaround times, automating manual workflow steps and in reducing costs with optimized efficient document workflow process. Hear about the challenges in document workflow areas and lean solutions.


The MPI Group serves corporate leaders with research, advice, and performance-targeted solutions that provide a competitive advantage in today’s fierce global marketplace. It combines these disciplines with hands-on project leadership to create a difference — in performance, in profits, and in the people who make them possible. The MPI Group is composed of the Management Performance Institute, the Marketing Performance Institute, and the Manufacturing Performance Institute, and is known globally for research and thought leadership that define what it means to be a top performer — for both individual leaders and organizations as a whole. It leverages research to provide insights and benchmark opportunities to leaders worldwide through proprietary cloud-based software.

Canon is an international leader for digital imaging solutions in the consumer, business-to-business, and industrial sectors. As a technology innovator, Canon Inc. ranks third in U.S. patents registered in 2016 (with 3665 patents filed.) As a global manufacturer, Canon is devoted to a clean environment and has one of the world’s largest ISO-14001 certified Environmental Management Systems with 750+ locations certified under a consolidated certificate. Canon generates approximately $29 billion in global revenue each year, and has millions of satisfied customers worldwide. Canon offers manufacturers scalable printing and office workflow solutions that can help manage users, devices and documents across their enterprise.

Presenters: John Brandt / Chad Pachtinger

John Brandt, CEO and Founder of The MPI Group, has devoted more than two decades to studying leadership in effective, purpose-driven organizations. An expert on how companies can adapt themselves to the realities of new markets, new corporate structures, and new customer expectations, Brandt is an accomplished management innovator and an internationally recognized expert on manufacturing and technology. 

Chad Pachtinger is the senior product marketing specialist for software and services focused on information management, process automation, reporting and business analytics, collaboration and advanced capture at Canon USA. Prior to Canon, he spent his career in the technology industry focused on managed print services, information management and advanced capture solutions, and early on hardware and software sales. Pachtinger has a strong background in risk management regarding how local, state and federal regulations effect the office technologies used today to transmit, receive, maintain and retain information.