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Lateral Filing


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Lateral Filing

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  2. 2. Paper grows at 25% per year in the typical organization….<br />Quote taken from docuVision<br />
  3. 3. Filing<br />Do you think of rooms containing rows of storage?<br />The use of paper documents has changed.<br /> Customized solutions have been created for solving individual needs.<br />
  4. 4. 70% of “white-collar” worker time is spent processing paper documents.<br />Quote taken from docuVision<br />
  5. 5. Document/ Storage Walls<br />While we still need capacity for filing consider opening up areas to allow<br />co-workers to collaborate.<br />
  6. 6. Gathering Areas<br />Changing height and adding tops allow for creating areas to support equipment or conversation.<br />
  7. 7. Filing Competence<br />Consider construction in holding weight.<br /> Coach seam construction contributes to a rigid case with no exposed welds.<br />Reinforced steel frame.<br />
  8. 8. File Drawer Attributes<br />Example taken from LF Filing on page 6 of the metal storage pricelist.<br />
  9. 9. 30% of documents used daily contain obsolete information.<br />Quote taken from docuVision<br />
  10. 10. Filing Capabilities<br />Before determining size and drawer height compare capacity including weight as all drawers are not alike.<br />
  11. 11. Filing Capacities<br />Example taken from LF Filing on page 8 of the metal storage pricelist.<br />
  12. 12. Filing Capacities<br />If doing letter filing notice a 30” wide unit and that of a 36” unit have the same capacity. Cost savings in this example $104 minimum.<br />Example taken from LF Filing on page 8 of the metal storage pricelist.<br />
  13. 13. $30 is the average cost to file one document.<br />QBMI+ImageNet<br />
  14. 14. Lateral File<br />This is an example of a two-high lateral drawer. <br />Does your storage piece have a tops?<br />
  15. 15. Multi-File<br />In looking at a two-high lateral file new possibilities are available to customize individuals needs at your workstation/ area.<br />
  16. 16. 90% of all papers handled are shuffled.<br />QBMI+ImageNet<br />
  17. 17. Options<br />A filing unit is more than a storage piece.<br />Regardless of the items stored inside perhaps a posting shelf can assist in placement or help with a cumbersome stack of materials. <br />
  18. 18. Storage for things other than files…<br />Do you need to store smaller items that may be lost in a larger drawer?<br />Consider a file unit a start to other types of storage, what about odd shaped items?<br />
  19. 19. Pulls<br />While aesthetic is important consider…<br />ADA compliant five high lateral file has the lock at mid-height and choice of two easy-to-grasp pulls, for seated access. Pull on right.<br />
  20. 20. Diversity should fuel a filing solution given the variations of use and different configurations needed for various job functions.<br />Variety<br />
  21. 21. Mobile Storage<br />Perhaps room and seating is at a premium in your office. Add a cushion top pedestal to offer seating and additional storage capacity.<br />
  22. 22. $220 to reproduce a lost document.<br />QBMI+ImageNet<br />
  23. 23. Mobile Files<br />When a series of documents need to be archived why move the files when you can move the file cabinet?<br />
  24. 24. $120 to find a misfiled document.<br />QBMI+ImageNet<br />
  25. 25. Research Areas<br />Filing areas can receive tops for points of reference or areas to simply allow a gathering spot for transition.<br />
  26. 26. Workroom<br />If spaced planned well you can create a work area with storage units in a variety of styles and sizes.<br />
  27. 27. Mailroom<br />Filing storage can accommodate a wide range of needs in creating a customized solutions for endless possibilities and configurations. <br />What is the breadth of sizes and options for your storage needs? <br />
  28. 28. Organize with a solution that works for… you.<br />
  29. 29. Fluent<br />Examine product offerings for storage. This example by Kimball Office creates new thoughts in terms of configuration and finish. Files do not have to be metal.<br />
  30. 30. Filing can hold more than just a simple document. File drawers can support binders and daily reference material.<br />Definition<br />
  31. 31. Lateral filing can be varied based on open plan function as this example creates a fixed seated position.<br />Fluent<br />
  32. 32. Storage can create solutions at a variety of heights that can work in complementing open environments.<br />Transcend<br />
  33. 33. For this presentation the following companies and websites were referenced.<br /><br />BMI+ImageNet<br />docuVision<br />Resources<br />
  34. 34. Lateral Filing<br />Alibia de Vente<br />This presentation was in response to a request on LinkedIn. If you have any questions/ comments please email<br />