In our ongoing effort to improve customer value, Gasser introduced an initiative in 2006 that allowed us to manufacture our products in the most efficient manner possible. This initiative, known as ‘lean,’ is renowned for its reduction of waste and improvement in productivity.
Lean implementation is focused on getting the right things, to the right place, at the right time, in the right quantity to achieve perfect work flow while minimizing waste and being flexible and able to change.
The key to this program’s success – from the sales office to the manufacturing floor – has been employee involvement. Our people are the ones performing individual tasks on a day-to-day basis; it is their ideas and suggestions that allow Gasser to effectively meet our customers’ demands.
“Lean is a continuous improvement program so you are never done. Since the initiative has been put in place not only has productivity increased, employee morale has as well.”
Lean Manufacturing Manager,Gasser Chair Co.