30-Minutes with Workroom Tech / Episode 35: WAM Group and Efficiency in the Workroom
In episode 35 of The Sew Much More Podast: 30-Minutes with Workroom Tech, Ceil DiGuglielmo and Susan Woodcock share insights from the new Workroom and Accountability Mentoring Group, and assign the next study topic. Last month, the WAM group was challenged to use time studies in combination with an hourly rate, to better understand pricing. (Episode 33 of the podcast, air date February 12, 2020). Over the past month, the group has been comparing time studies and discussing pricing. Read below to learn what we learned, and the next study topic.
Time Study Take-Away's
1) Everything takes longer than you think – don’t be surprised!
2) Breaking out the “parts” of the job helps you to understand that sewing and fabrication is only one part of the job... it takes a lot of time to get ready to sew. Things like inspecting fabric and planning cuts is more time consuming that you might think.
3) Prevent “paralysis by analysis” by pre-planning as much as you can before the job starts. For example: keep a record of the cut lengths and how many cuts you will need from when you quoted the job, instead of rethinking that again.