Originally Posted by aive
Originally Posted by justin w.
i'm still working on some of the ones with the Alpha pots as I didnt get enough with those, so i have to switch several from DACT to Alpha. i have to do this work on weekends
This is confusing and concerning to me. Does this mean some people who ordered DACT will miss out in this batch?
I don't think anybody picked up on this subject.
I can imagine at least two scenarios. Both can be in play at the same time:
As we've seen earlier in this thread, some customers have problems deciding or keeping to their decisions. At different stages in the production process Justin Wilson must manufacture/acquire quantities of different components according to the orders at that point in time, i.e. 35 DACT and 25 Alpha, 37 115V and 23 230V, 27 silver, 30 black and 3 red etc. Some customers change their mind later in the process and want a different configuration. If the sum of these customer's changes doesn't add up to Justin Wilson's original assumptions/stipulations, he has problems pleasing all customer's latest wishes.
Some customer's order and pay a deposit, but later change their mind (and cancel their order). Some doesn't until it's time for the final payment when all the component quantities are already manufactured/acquired. Some just doesn't pay. Some may even be dead or (otherwise) down on their luck. Then the next customer in line is offered a product instead.
Justin Wilson hence must make some choices. He can can choose to strictly follow the customer sequence based on order date and time. Then he may have problems with matching planned/manufactured configurations with customer orders, whether it's final order or the next in line customer's order. He can choose to set a no more changes allowed date, manufacture the configurations and then allocate/deliver them according to the customer sequence that matches the manufactured configurations. This means skipping some early customers in the next batch if their order doesn't match a surplus configuration from the previous batch. This may also mean delay for customers that keep changing their order after the manufacturing process has started.
Justin Wilson's post may indicate that he's (trying to) strictly follow the customer sequence based on order date and time, partially remanufacturing/altering a finished configuration if necessary.
I hope that Justin Wilson award/favour the easy customers who stick to the orders they made before the manufacturing process started. They are organized, make it easy for him, generate less work etc., and hence should be awarded with quick delivery.