A quite insulting remark sometimes heard from glass company management or even shop
floor management, is “The monkeys we have would not be able to follow this system”.
These so called “monkeys” are the people who keep taking on ever increasing varieties
of work and still get it done, despite not always having the best shop floor organisational
software to help them.
One company manager once said to me, “James would not understand the words vertical
or horizontal”, when I was describing to him which cut to do first when hand cutting.
As it turned out, James took to the Trimloss system like a duck to water, because
he was extremely intelligent, whereas the company manager wasn’t. Quite understandably,
this company no longer exists.