Kitsbow Adopts Lean Manufacturing To Eliminate Waste and Enhance Product Quality

By Steve Frothingham

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50 percent of Kitsbow products are now made in North America, with 23 percent made “just in time” by Kitsbow in California.

PETALUMA, Calif. (Nov. 14, 2018)—Kitsbow, maker of premium cycling and outdoor clothing has announced today that it has adopted a lean manufacturing model, now sourcing 50-percentof its styles in North America and making 23-percent of its stylesin Petaluma, California. The statistics include all of the styles offered in 2018.

“We have always wanted to deliver exactly what the customer wants, right when they want it, something the industry’s bulk manufacturing model does very poorly” explains Zander Nosler, Kitsbow Founder and Co-CEO. “Adopting Lean principles not only makes us more efficient while reducing our waste, but we’ll also have the

flexibility to focus on what makes our products great – a precise balance of technical performance, timeless design, and impeccable tailoring.”

Kitsbow’s philosophy embraces the time-tested “lean manufacturing” model, where product is made just before it is purchased, rather than purchased in bulk nine to twelve months in advance. “The apparel industry is notorious …read more

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