Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Wheel Skins: How did they do that?
What really shocked me? This was a custom cover! Or at least it would seem to be, as it's a two tone cover, and you can pick out the separate colors, the size, which of the sections have perforations and which ones don't, etc. It seems like there are too many combinations for a company to keep these in stock. Or are they? Wheel Skins shipped this out on Monday, the next business day after I ordered. I'm wondering how they pulled that off. I can think of a few possibilities.
- I was lucky and they had that exact size, color combination, and perforations on the shelf, ready to ship.
- Wheel Skins keeps almost every combination that you could order in stock and ready to go.
- The steering wheel covers are cut to length and stitched together as soon as they get the order, and they're just very fast about it. Gives "just in time manufacturing" a whole new meaning.