When you HAVE to print, at least print responsibly!

June 13, 2009 at 8:03 pm (Uncategorized)

Let’s be real for a second: Sometimes there are still some things that you HAVE to print in the office that you can’t just recall from online storage in your email or on your local drive.

It’s a fact of reality still that everyone in an office still has these moments as well, even those of us that try really, really hard.

I strive for Lean in Operations at my job. I don’t like waste, it takes up space in my mind, takes up my time when it’s unnecessary and more often than not, it’s expensive to deal with at the end of the day. That’s why when I order our printing toner cartridges, our office uses refurbished toner cartridges.  We use the high-volume cartridges to optimize the process as well.

So, when making printer toner cartridges and looking at the cost, think about optimization. Less time spent changing the printer toner is a productivity advantage, refurbs reduce the environmental damage that disposable things contribute to.

One note: be diligent. Some refurbishers are better than others so if ones not working, don’t be too hesitant to look elsewhere. Once you find a company that’s giving the best quality in product as well as service, you won’t have to worry any longer. Trust me, they’re out there.

Good Luck!

The Paperless Assistant


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Spotlight on FedEx Billing Online Plus

April 13, 2009 at 11:07 pm (Uncategorized)

FedEx has a pretty neat feature I’ve been using a lot online lately:


Billing Online Plus


For paperless functions, this is a great service. It shows your shipments by tracking number, you can save your invoice as a pdf to your desktop or shared server space (I personally send mine to our corp. accountant after approval for payment). All of this reducing the need for paper. 


My current favorite feature is the ability to create and save electronically reports within the system. I’ve found that this paired with the paperless option to dispute invoices online has saved me tons of time.


I definitely recommend the service, though I’ve only been using it for about a month, I’m hooked!

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