As a field staffer, I know that one of the biggest reasons that yard signs have their detractors is because there isn’t ordinarily one person who is in charge of campaign yard signs. In fact, most campaigns leave it up to their field staff to handle campaign signs.
I recommend that the campaign identify a volunteer as the director of yard sign distribution. This way, field staff can concentrate on canvasses and phone banks and at the same time, people will be able to get the political lawn signs that they have requested faster.
Interestingly, you will find that identifying someone as the point person for yard signs won’t be too difficult! While it might take some sweet talking to convince someone to canvass chances are there is at least one person in your campaign organization that is excited about yard signs and will be eager to take on the role.