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When Stubbornness Drives The Car

When Stubbornness Drives the Car

Hear me out. Let's pretend that your shop's attitude is a person. And in this particular scenario, that attitude is one of STUBBORNNESS. (All caps on purpose) Why stubbornness? I don't know. I could have used bullheadedness or inflexibility,…
The Illusion of Perfection

The Illusion of Perfection

Perfection. We all want it. Strive for it. Lust after it. Even demand it. In the 2009 movie Avatar, the mining company in the film was obsessed with getting a rare mineral. Unobtainium. This was an old engineer joke that director and screenwriter…
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,…
Shop Improvement Series: Problem Solving

Shop Improvement Series: Problem Solving

Quick. Name a problem that your business faces today. I know you have one. Every business does. But what are you doing about them? For many decorated apparel industry businesses most aren't working on them as they are constantly head…
Shirt Lab Tribe Become a Founding Member

Shirt Lab Tribe: Become a Founding Member

This past week proved to be a significant one for Shirt Lab. We had 2,646 people from around the world participate in our first online event, the Shirt Lab Summit. Hopefully you were part of that group. If you were, thank you very much…