School of Lean and Gemba Academy Live!
Kaas Tailored, a high-mix low-volume upholstery manufacturer, has been on a lean journey since 1998. Gemba Academy was fortunate to be invited to bring our cameras along for a tour day and share what we saw.
We learned so much from our time at Kaas Tailored that we produced four distinct courses with over sixty videos.
Kaas Tailored Virtual Tour
The virtual tour has us following along in the Kaas Tailored factory to see how they deal with the seven wastes, design work cells, use visualization, implement standard work, use kanban, plus much more.
The Seven Wastes with Jeff Kaas
How does Kaas Tailored tackle the seven wastes? President Jeff Kaas talks a tour group through each of the wastes, and engages with them on how they too can implement real change after identifying these wastes.
Lean Flow Simulation
What is the better solution for moving product through the value stream, flow or batch? This simulation will demonstrate the distinct advantage flow has on production speed and error reduction. After watching this series, you are encouraged to engage your team in your own flow simulations utilizing the techniques demonstrated in this video series.
Q&A with Jeff Kaas
A tour group asks Jeff Kaas a variety of questions in relation to their lean implementation. There is a lot of information covered in this session, everything from team member buy-in, mentoring, and the difficulty of setting up a kaizen system are discussed.