Day by day…

Another year has come and gone.  And just as the years pass, so too pass the days and the minutes.  Ours is an industry that counts on days, hours and minutes to make our deadlines.

An amazing sewing industry engineer, Jack Sullivan, told us that he always judges a sewing resource by the way they determine if they can accomplish all of the work required for a contract by the due date.  Jack said that a great contractor will load his factory by minutes (SAMs – Standard Allowed Minutes) or hours (SAH – Standard Allowed Hours) not by number of pieces to be sewn.

English: Turn of the century sewing in Detroit.

Image via Wikipedia

This technique helps to assure that the contractor can meet all deadlines.  This technique also shows that the contractor understands that each piece or garment requires a number of minutes to produce – and those minutes need to be available for the contractor to take your work.

We found a fun Duration Calculator on Google and although it is only counting by days (24 hours per day), we thought it would be a great way to start a new semester.

Duration calculation results

From and including: Tuesday, January 17, 2012
To and including: Monday, May 7, 2012

It is 112 days from the start date to the end date, end date included

Or 3 months, 21 days including the end date

Alternative time units

112 days can be converted to one of these units:

  • 9,676,800 seconds
  • 161,280 minutes
  • 2688 hours
  • 16 weeks
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