158 – What is a Critical Path and Why do You Need One?

Does the phrase critical path fill you with dread? Or make you jump for joy?

When it comes to manufacturing a product a critical path is…critical!

In this episode, I cover exactly what a critical path is and when and why you need one.

You’ll also find out how to create one, and most importantly, keep it updated.


  • What is a critical path? 01:23
  • Examples of when you would need a critical path 03:11
  • Why you need a critical path if you’re working with a factory 06:19
  • How to create a critical path 08:19
  • Do you need a critical path if you are making the products yourself? 14:58

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