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G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M 2 0 2 0 D E C E M B E R G R A P H I C S P R O 7 7 for the art approval process. After that, hav- ing to contact a customer with a question outside of supply chain issues or mishaps means you should examine your interview and quoting process. Flow is best when it keeps running in one direction with as little reversion as possible. STAGE YOUR STACKS The same way you look to information workflow, you should attempt a physical workflow that keeps the same kind of effi- ciency. Not only should your information be both complete and centrally accessible, every production machine on your floor should have the material needs for each job prepared for production. Stage blank goods and materials in a queue near each machine, in the order of production at the beginning of each work shift. Operators should not be searching through shelves or tracking down garments when it's time to produce. Each job should be staged in this physical queue so that as one job is completed, the next is at hand and ready to run. As much as possible within the require- ments of delivering on time, each type of job requiring special setup should be grouped. If your machine must be con- verted for caps, queue cap jobs back to back to reduce the amount of time spent in switching over the machine setup. Should you have two machines and a sufficient amount of throughput, have one machine set up for caps and one flats so that you can continue to feed the machines without breaking down or switching. If you have several jobs with low numbers OptiFlex Class 4 (Open Bed) Laser Cutting & Engraving System LaserCELL Class 1 (Enclosed) Laser Cutting & Engraving System > Highly Versatile Fiber & CO 2 Laser Source > Process Acrylic, Sheet Metal, Wood & More > Premium Quality & Performance > HyperDual Motion > Unmatched Safety KERNLASERS.COM | 888-660-2755 MADE IN THE USA EXPERIENCE THE NEXT GENERATION

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