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Shop Improvement Series: Production Scheduling Secrets

Shop Improvement Series: Production Scheduling Secrets

Is production scheduling your constant struggle? You know, the ability to accurately plan, predict, and produce the orders in-house on a scheduled timetable? For many shops in the industry, the thought of an accurate production schedule…
Shop Improvement Series: Receiving Department

Shop Improvement Series: Receiving Department

When was the last time you overhauled your Receiving Department processes? I ask this to shop owners from time to time, and the answer is usually the same. Never. Most everyone is always focused on two things, the sales end of the stick,…
Processes Define Success

Processes Define Success

In your shop, right now, you have established processes for everything you do. Some are working fantastic. Others are working ok. Some probably aren't working as they should. And lastly, there are some things that exist but don't have a…
Baton Passing for Apparel Decorators

Baton Passing for Apparel Decorators

In the sport of track and field, there are a few types of relay races. All at different distances. You may have seen those before on the Olympics or maybe even at your local high school. Concrete-feet enabled kids like me didn't participate.…
That's Not A Box of Shirts

That's Not A Box of Shirts, That's A Box of Money

I've said it a million times probably, "That's not a box of shirts, that's a box of money." Yet, plenty of shops don't have a solid process for handling their receiving duties and that cascades down into poor inventory control too. When…
Accountability Is Binary - Marshall Atkinson

Accountability is Binary

Ready to nerd out? How about this phrase, "Accountability is Binary"? I was speaking with a coaching client a few weeks ago about a few employee challenges they were facing. During the conversation, our dialog path focused on the fact that…