Outsourcing/ Manufacturing Process 4

So I went to collect my rattan and bamboo on Monday, it was a total of 4 hours drive back and forth as the factory was at a desolate place that there were cows walking around the road.

After collecting my rattan and bamboo from the seller, I sent the bamboo to the carpenter and also check on the manufacturing progress. So far most of the parts are done except the fence. After seeing the bamboo that i brought, the carpenter say it will be very difficult to use the bamboo to make the fencing because the size of the bamboo is not equal, so he suggested using normal wooden pole for the fencing.

During this week’s supervising, it was not a pleasant one as the carpenter will be postponing the collection date from 15 April to 17 April. And I realized that the carpenter will change his plan of the manufacturing method every week but as long as is not very major I most probably will agree with himĀ as I just want my product to be done as soon as possible. After 3 weeks of supervising and communicating with the carpenter, there were a lot of issues that I never thought I would encounter but I guess this is also part of a learning process so that I will know how to handle similar situation in the future.

Author: Ivy Lee

I am currently a Year 4 student studying Product Design in NTU ADM. I love things that are fun and interesting.