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(Wall Street Journal)   This old man, AOL founder Steve Case, invests $20 million in Lolly Wolly Doodle all day, with a knick-knack paddy whack give the dog a bone while the wheels of the bus go round and round   (blogs.wsj.com) divider line 22
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2013-06-17 07:26:34 AM  
JIT clothes manufacture. Sounds expensive and inefficient.
 
2013-06-17 07:27:52 AM  
 
2013-06-17 07:33:12 AM  
Bill Cosby-like typing detected.
 
2013-06-17 07:46:46 AM  
Does this mean we're going to be seeing lots of CD's containing teaser design samples in our mail?
 
2013-06-17 07:47:00 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: JIT clothes manufacture. Sounds expensive and inefficient.


For once I agree with you, which is a very rare thing indeed.
 
2013-06-17 07:55:24 AM  

Vaneshi: AverageAmericanGuy: JIT clothes manufacture. Sounds expensive and inefficient.

For once I agree with you, which is a very rare thing indeed.


Given the ridiculous lead times in clothing that we currently have, JIT might mean "in less than a month".

Other than the Chinese copycat-the-latest-celebrity-wedding-dress stuff, clothing has a very slow and inefficient manufacturing chain.  Multiple levels of subcontracting for beads, ribbon, buttons, and other doo-dads.  No equivalent of jigs and fixtures to simplify intermediate and final assembly.  Lots of hand-finishing.  Incredible amounts of wasted material.  The only reason clothing is cheap is that we

It's only in the 5 years that you've seen any level of automated CAD system work to optimize the use of fabric, and laser cutters to make the process fast and clean.
 
2013-06-17 07:56:34 AM  
Sorry, fat-fingered the touchpad.


...The only reason clothing is cheap is that we can tap a very low-cost semi-skilled work force....
 
2013-06-17 08:02:30 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: JIT clothes manufacture. Sounds expensive and inefficient.


Yeah, not really. I was sitting in  hotel room new years day 2000 and watching the news when they announced montgomery wards had filled for bankrutcy. I told my gf that this sucks, my company is now dead. I had about 20 containers already in port and several dozen at sea- all privately labeled and tagged. To re-tag and label everything cost a couple of million. Not to mention the fact about the thousands of dozens of already cut pants and shirts due in 3 months. Bugle Boy never recovered, they filed bankruptcy that december and I and a few hundred folks were let go 2 months later. Now, we were a large company and JIT would not have helped nor worked for us, but - I can see this working for them, if everything is only ordered online.Instead of having items ordered by the thousands and shipped from various parts of the world- they can do it all in house.No customs duties, no real need for large distribution centers, etc.
 
2013-06-17 08:02:51 AM  
This old man
He played one
But when old Mother Hubbard bent over
Rover land rover
Fare thee well
with a banjo on my knee.


I hope the NSA spends at least a week on this one.
 
2013-06-17 08:03:46 AM  

alienated: Bugle Boy never recovered


SO it was a good year.
 
2013-06-17 08:08:33 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: JIT clothes manufacture. Sounds expensive and inefficient.


When it comes to kids clothes all logic and reason go out the window.  For something with an incredibly short window for being worn I have seen parents buy some of the dumbest and most expensive things on the basis that nothing is more important than kids and what we do for them.
 
2013-06-17 08:09:38 AM  

The Briny Derp: Bill Cosby-like typing detected.


Actually, it seems to be a lot more like the typing of my good friend John Jacob Jingleheimer-Smith.
 
2013-06-17 08:12:48 AM  
**sigh**  Just In Time (JIT) manufacture is not exactly new.  It used to be called "made to order."
 
2013-06-17 08:15:14 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: JIT clothes manufacture. Sounds expensive and inefficient.


As opposed to making the 20 different sizes that a pair of pants comes in and shipping those to everyone of the hundreds of stores that a chain has? Plus not to mention the floor space that inventory takes up?
 
2013-06-17 08:29:47 AM  
Mairzy doats and dozy doats.
 
2013-06-17 09:22:05 AM  

Kyosuke: Mairzy doats and dozy doats.


Mare's eat oats and Does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy.


/pet peeve
 
2013-06-17 09:29:02 AM  
I wouldn't know a doodle if one came along, but Polly Wolly Doodle makes a darn good song.
 
2013-06-17 09:42:15 AM  
I want to call him up and congratulate him.  Can I use the ring-ring-ring-ring-ring-ring-ring bananaphone?
 
2013-06-17 09:46:19 AM  

Kyosuke: Mairzy doats and dozy doats.


Those words sounds queer (NTTAWWT) and funny to my ear.
 
2013-06-17 01:50:05 PM  
If the clothing in the picture is an indication then please STOP.

Parents need to stop dressing their children like a fabric store exploded.
 
2013-06-17 01:55:17 PM  

Brave: If the clothing in the picture is an indication then please STOP.

Parents need to stop dressing their children like a fabric store exploded.


I'll alert the Fashion Police.
 
2013-06-17 04:05:40 PM  
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Oops. Wrong Stevie Case.

/And it's  Polly Wolly Doodle.
//All Day!
///Didn't read TFA.
 
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