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What I learned from being on the factory floor

Nathan Rothstein

After just a few hours of seeing this process play out, with the crunch of the Christmas guarantee deadline looming, it was easy to see we had a bottleneck problem. As Molly and I checked each quilt that came from production, I started looking at the time studies again, and it was clear to see the problem: we were spending too much time cutting ( reading notes) and sorting the shirts. All the intangibles were taking longer than the actual manufacturing.

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