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Rapid Delivery – Do we need it?

Rapid Delivery – Do we need it?

Working on an electronics project at the moment, I’m constantly impressed by how far things have come in terms of larger suppliers getting stuff out quickly. Having ordered some transistors from RS Components today, I discovered they have an evening cut-off at 8.30pm for same-day (free) shipping! Screwfix will now dispatch (and indeed deliver) seven days a…

Cost Vs. Time – What’s your mindset?

Cost Vs. Time – What’s your mindset?

Many years ago, I was introduced to the concept of two competing mindsets – the Cost Mindset and the Time Mindset. The two are mutually exclusive – you have to come down on one side or the other…. but which is right?