Here is an example of how I set up my manufacturing process for my card business.
Step 1: Gather Materials
Step 2: Layout multiple cards
Overlap the cards in areas that are not going to be glued. You can get more cards on the table that way.
Step 3: Glue
Since the glue takes awhile to dry, I know I will have time to lay down the pieces before it dries.
Partially dried glue is ideal, because when you place something on it, it has more "stick" to it than fresh runny glue. Runny glue tends to let things slide around too much.
Step 4: Glue in This Order
Drawing a circle of glue is a whole lot faster than a square shape, and it sticks just the same. Note also the card has a pre-printed black frame, to help the cardmaker guide where the glue should be placed.
Step 5: Do another layer
Don't remove anything. Put a second stack on top. I can make this stack go about 10 levels high.