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Fundamental Skills Predict Final Outcomes

Fundamental Skills Predict Final Outcomes

How are your shop's core fundamental skills? Somewhere along the way, many decorated apparel industry businesses have lost the fact that their level of ability to complete core tasks with predictable excellence drives their level of craftsmanship. Yep.…
There is No Growth Without Friction - Marshall Atkinson

There Is No Growth Without Friction

  Let's talk about your company trajectory for a minute.  You are here.  Your goals are over there.  The growth you need to bridge that gap?  That's the meat of the sandwich.  That's work. But here's the deal.  There is no growth…
How SanMar Works Processing Your Orders - Marshall Atkinson

How SanMar Works: Processing Your Orders

  Have you ever wondered how your order gets picked once you hit the submit button at SanMar? I know I have. One of the things I was able to line up at this past January's ISS Long Beach show was a behind the scenes look at the…
Automagically Problem Solve - Marshall Atkinson

Automagically Problem Solve

  Today I want to talk about what it takes to “Automagically Problem Solve”. Does it sound too corny? I made up that phrase last year during a conversation and it stuck with me. It sounded then like a good blog article title…
Shop Management Leadership Basics

All Eyes Are On You - Shop Management Leadership Basics

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  Probably most people think that being hired or promoted as a manager in a shop means that you are in charge of a series of tasks or outcomes, or even an entire “department”; but in truth the cold, honest fact is that your main…
Shop Management Leadership Basics

Sustainability Challenge – Embroidery Stabilizers

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If you embroider apparel you are very familiar with this problem.  After your machine has completed the run, the next step in production is to remove the excess embroidery stabilizer (or pellon, backing, or whatever you call it in your shop). …