GRAPHICS PRO

December '20

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8 0 G R A P H I C S P R O D E C E M B E R 2 0 2 0 G R A P H I C S - P R O. C O M Above: If you can't seem to track down why you can't pro- duce at your usual rates, paying close attention to the pro- cess can pay off. Rather than have critical production staff filling out these forms, it may be worthwhile to spend a shift observing as a shop owner or manager; this way you can take an outside view watching travel between stations and taking note of the precise places and processes that are causing slowdowns. Left: Having canonical samples avail- able with your design information means never having to doubt your outcomes in production. If you can match the customer-approved sample, you don't have to ask questions. Right: Basic embroidery machine operation, heat press printing, trimming/ finishing and packing, re- ceiving stock, processing information, signing out orders and receiving pay- ments, tracking and report- ing on order status—these are things that can and should be cross-trained to avoid slowdowns due to siloed skills/information. With information, production files, and order manifests available with a click, your pro- duction team will never have to wonder where the information they need will be. With information, production files, and order manifests available with a click, your pro- Above: If you can't seem to track down why you can't pro

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