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 is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker who has worked in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. His latest book is Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More. He is author of the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, as well as The Executive Guide to Healthcare Kaizen. He also published the anthology Practicing Lean that benefits the Louise H. Batz Patient Safety Foundation, where Mark is a board member. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.

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