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
Mark Graban is an internationally-recognized consultant, author, and professional speaker, and podcaster with experience in healthcare, manufacturing, and startups. Mark's new book is The Mistakes That Make Us: Cultivating a Culture of Learning and Innovation. He is also the author of Measures of Success: React Less, Lead Better, Improve More, the Shingo Award-winning books Lean Hospitals and Healthcare Kaizen, and the anthology Practicing Lean. Mark is also a Senior Advisor to the technology company KaiNexus.


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