Originally Posted by djreef
It would be cool if we could have a RA backlog tracker, that way we could see the order fullfillment progress in real time.
Sort of like the Dominoes Pizza website?
I think the best way we can do that is to chronicle it all on Facebook shipping as we pound out assembly, checking, boxing and which we have started doing this past week.
(We always have from time to time but things are really ramping up).
The biggest production bottleneck hit us around XMAS to about February with cabinets.
Those guys lost some serious time with production and it really affected us hard.
They made things right and really went above and beyond to get us dozens of cabs and grills in the past couple of weeks.
In a few weeks we will be caught up on pretty much all of the end of the year backlog with February orders right behind them.
Then it will be on to current orders, the Echo 21 and new 1400 orders. It's all going down pretty fast but not "sloppy" fast.
I often get specific date requests and the unfortunate thing is that is hard to predict as the real answer is "as fast as humanly possible and not one second slower". We have to be conscious of date ordered, production logistics , pay attention to things according to how we can schedule freight and ground pickups as well as make the best use of the floor space by the bay doors.
We have an avalanche of orders going out but we will take care of quality and packing in the process.
Since this last batch of cabs came out of paint, I have not been at the shop for less than 12 hours a day.
It's all good though. This is exciting and I am very happy to be working hard and seeing things come to fruition.
It is exhausting but amazing and rewarding at the same time.
Our cabinet shop just got in an amazing sliding saw and a new and improved CNC is on the way. So production capacity this spring/summer will go up dramatically.