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May Professional Development Meeting

May 12, 2016
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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New Era Cap
8061 Erie Road
Derby , NY 14047
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New Era Cap has a state of the art domestic manufacturing facility that produces 60,000 baseball caps per week. This tour will go through the 22 steps of manufacturing a MLB or MILB Authentic Collection Cap that is worn by the players and their fans. New Era Cap has taken many initiatives to reduce total lead time, work in progress units, as well as continuous cost reduction at the plant. Behind New Era Cap’s operations lie a work force that stays true to the company’s values of collaboration, innovation, pride, and individuality.


Key Points for Discussion:

•         The New Era Cap manufacturing plant in Derby, NY produces 60,000 baseball caps per week. 

•         These caps are cut, sewn, directly embroidered with a team logo, packed and shipped by Western New Yorkers to all Major and Minor League baseball teams and their fans.

•         Plant is a state of the art facility in a climate controlled environment that incorporates IPad touch screens within the production lines and monitoring of production equipment in real-time.

•         In the last two years alone, Work in Process within the plant has been reduced from 300,000 units down to only 96,000 units.

•         Total lead time through the manufacturing process has been reduced from 15.5 days down to only 4 days. 

•         Costs are consistently being investigated to keep the plant viable and more competitive with offshore manufacturing.

Closed toe shoes.
safety glasses will be provided

  • Registration and breadfast: 9-9:30am
  • Tour from 930 – 11am
  • Q&A following



$10.00 Member/Student

$10.00 Guest Ticket


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