How to Run Your Own Lean Simulation

By Ron Pereira Updated on October 4th, 2019

If you’ve ever wanted to run your own lean simulation but just aren’t sure how to go about it… you’re in luck.  We recently captured a series of videos with our good friends at Kaas Tailored.

During our visit we were able to tour their facility, watch Jeff Kaas teach the 7 wastes (trust me this is worth the listen), and sit in on a question and answer session between Jeff and the group touring.  It’s all captured on video.

And while this information is all really good… I’m an old school lean practitioner who likes to practice what I’m learning.  This is why I was so excited when Jeff and his team allowed us to film them running an incredible goal post assembly lean simulation.  The Kaas team even helped us out by sharing some “facilitation tips” on camera.

And the best part of this simulation is all the parts you need to run the simulation can be found at your local hardware store.  Kaas provided a bill of material and detailed instructions that can be downloaded.

If you’re a Gemba Academy subscriber you’re ready to go… but, if you’re not a subscriber and want to check this series out simply register for a free trial and you’ll be able to watch everything at no charge.

Finally, as proud as I am of the work our team did to pull this all together I definitely want to encourage folks to visit Kaas Tailored to experience it all firsthand.  They aren’t the biggest company you’ll ever visit.  And, as Jeff is the first to say, they’re not perfect.  No one is.  But, what I can say is there is a special energy flowing from that place that I’ve never experienced before… including Japanese Toyota facilities.  To learn more about their onsite tours, field days, and boot camps just visit truthbitpull.com.

  1. Brian Buck

    October 4, 2019 - 7:58 am

    I’ve visited there twice and each time I learned so much (they are close to Seattle where I am). The goal post simulation is new so I’m excited to check it out!

  2. Richard Rich

    October 4, 2019 - 8:30 am

    I am definitely going to check the simulation out. Thanks for the post.

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