Lean Case Study: Kaas Tailored
In this course, we visit upholstery solutions provider Kaas Tailored to get an up-close look at how they manage their high-mix low-volume production, promote kaizen, build management routines through gemba walks and daily accountability practices, and balance long-term hoshin plans with monthly experimentation. We also join a tour group as they learn about the seven types of waste and witness various flow simulations. Watch and be inspired by all the improvements the Kaas Tailored team has made so far on their lean journey.
We Pushed Kaizen for 10 Years, Now We Pull Kaizen
Jeff Kaas, President of Kaas Tailored, explains why the company used a push system for 10 years and how they managed to transform their processes into a pull system.
- 0:14 Why they had a push system for 10 years
- 2:52 How Kaas Tailored measures engagement
- 5:16 Negative feelings against kaizen when using a push system