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Domestic Quick Turnaound Sox Shirts

Article Link –> Chicago Tribune | After Sox victory, firms go to work

I’m in Chicago and saw this in the Trib. The World Series shirts are printed immediately after the winner is determined, which eliminates the waste of printing up shirts for both teams and having them shipped from China. It’s no surprise that, for quick turnaround and just-in-time, there’s no substitute for local production. Sure, the shirts were probably made a long time ago in Vietnam or another low-cost country, but the “postponement” strategy allowed the shirts to be finalized at the very last minute.

How would you organize and structure your business/factory if everything had to be done in such short to-order bursts?

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Mark Graban's passion is creating a better, safer, more cost effective healthcare system for patients and better workplaces for all. Mark is a consultant, author, and speaker in the "Lean healthcare" methodology. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. His most recent project is an eBook titled Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also the VP of Improvement & Innovation Services for the technology company KaiNexus.

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