Maximizing Efficiency in Apparel Decoration Production


Join hosts Aaron and Terry as they explore the ins and outs of optimizing production efficiency in your apparel decoration business. Efficiency is about the importance of meeting customer needs, increasing profitability, and maximizing resources. From identifying stumbling blocks and choke points to tracking downtime and implementing changes to streamline processes. Tune in for valuable insights and practical tips to help enhance your operational efficiency regardless of the size of your business. Discover the steps to drive productivity and success in your apparel decoration business. Unlock the full potential of your production workflow.

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Dad Joke

Terry: Is it OK that I start drinking as soon as the kids get to school?

Or maybe I’m just a bad teacher

Production Efficiency

Aaron: I’m excited about this week as we get to talk about a passion area for you, and something I understand is crucial for businesses. Working with small businesses, they don’t think they need to worry about efficiency because they don’t have enough work yet. My reply is you don’t have enough work yet because you are not efficient enough to be able to take it on. We will fill the space we have. Anyway, you are a master of this and have changed many printing shops with your ideas around maximizing efficiency. So this is going to be part of me “interviewing” you and part discussion. Sound good?

Let’s talk about the why of production efficiency

  • Getting products out the door to meet our customers’ needs. To keep our promises.
  • Most shops don’t schedule production, they juggle production
  • Make more money with the same equipment and staff

Where do we start?

  • Look for stumbling blocks or choke points
  • Track downtime
  • What one thing could we change to make your job more efficient, easier?
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Explaining “why” to your staff

  • “Because I said so,” is not a motivator
  • If your employees know why their part of the process is important, they are more motivated to get the job done
  • Most people come to work and want to do a good job

Aaron: Race Car Pit Crew idea


  • You have to communicate what you expect
  • And your expectations have to be realistic

Training, training, training

Tracking efficiency

The Secret Sauce

We serve up bite-sized tips for our #regulators to instantly spice up their decorated apparel business. Just like the perfect wing sauce, these quick tips can transform your business experience, adding flavor and depth to your operations. Each video in this playlist is a nugget of wisdom, carefully selected for its potential to bring immediate value to your work. So, whether you’re a seasoned pro or just getting started in the decorated apparel industry, dip into our ‘Secret Sauce’ for insights that can help you soar. Remember, the right tip at the right time can be just the secret ingredient you need for success.