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The Fall – Season, or statement?

It’s been a full 2 months since my last post and 5 months since I wrote “It’s Summer..and?” for the blog. Motivation, like the pervading sense of reality in the world, has inexorably diminished since my literary peak in the second quarter of the year and I’m not entirely sure why. So, here I am […]

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WOO! Waiting. Overprocessing. Overproduction

The following are abridged and edited version of articles that first appeared in WHERE To Print, written by WTP columnist, Andrew Malson Waiting There can be no value attributed to waiting. That sentence could be the start and end of this section. The unit of measurement of waiting is time and while Time Management spurned […]

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And now for something completely different……

cover photo by Matthew Eynon http://www.instagram.com/grande_le_onion/ The Rhythm Slicks These last couple of days, I was given the opportunity to write copy for a new website for some very talented musicians/songwriters, who just happen to be good friends of mine. Not only was the copy to be for the band bio but also an intro […]

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TIMWOOD – Inventory & Motion

A continuation of “Wasteful thinking..”, an abridged version of the series of articles by Andrew Malson, first published in WHERE To Print magazine. Inventory Surplus inventory impacts working capital, takes up space and takes time to manage. On the other hand, if your business isn’t cash restrained and you have the space and time to […]

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In Vinyl we trust..

Recently, my abandoned passion for record collecting became reignited, for no other reason than I found a newly pressed copy of a BB King album on sale in a discount supermarket in Poland. I purchased this album without having the method to even play it, something in me awoke a dormant desire to hold and […]

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Wasteful thinking – how to understand the value stream

An article written by my colleague and Print/Packaging industry columnist, Andrew Malson. This piece has been segmented for the blog and complements previous articles by him. This article first appeared in WHERE To Print magazine. Introduction In this article I begin to further discuss Lean methodology by looking at waste as a concept; what it […]