Just a minor, minor rant.
I absolutely detest double handling, especially if there is absolutely no reason for it other than it's just an old system. Sure, people should be available to take something if they need it, but it shouldn't stop or change the course of work if that happens.
For example, I work with overseas factories. It makes everything much simpler if I can provide them the files, CADs and information they use to put something into production. It means they're not left having to interpret anything and it means no double handling. I'd rather change my system slightly to match theirs if it means an overall cut down on processes. So, instead of me creating a line illustration for them to then interpret and CAD (ie, similar to what you see in a Bunnings catalogue), then I'd rather do the CAD straight up, with direction from the factory about their tolerances, etc.
A big flag that something is being re-done is when you send actual fabric setups for them to straight up print, and they come back a different colour. Factories are extremely polite and try to take on all the work themselves. It's always a tricky discussion trying to explain to them but once you get through, it's much easier.
Also, it stresses me out when some throw out half assed project briefs and expect you to run around and pick up the pieces. Info by email and text and FB and word of mouth, no structure and well, not giving all the info you need.
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