What is a Daily Management System?

This fall, we’re going to be hosting a series of Zoom Calls (register here, they’re free) unpacking Kaas Taolired’s Daily Management System(DMS). Each month we’ll dive into a different element of our DMS, so that you can start to see what it takes to build a DMS. What’s a DMS? That’s a great question and that’s where we are going to get started.

At Kaas Tailored, when we say Daily Management System, we’re talking about the things we do every day, week, month, every quarter, and annually to make sure that we know the truth. The whole goal of this system is to make sure that we are creating value and that that value creation never stops. We call that flow.

There are four parts to our DMS. We call them strategy, huddles, a Visual Management System, and Leader Standard Work.

A good DMS System starts with strategy. What we mean by strategy is defining who we are as a company, deciding who we want to become, choosing a model that everyone understands to explain the way we think through things, choosing our beliefs and values, and choosing the tools we’re going to use to get there. We’ll be talking about strategy on October 14th, so take a minute to sign up for that call if you’d like to learn more about strategy helps us remove waste at Kaas Tailored.

Next, we use everyday Huddles. Huddles get all of the necessary people together daily to keep the flow of information happening. Huddles allow you to meet together and make sure that nothing is stuck so that more value is created. We’ll be discussing huddles on November 11th, so be sure to sign up to ask all your huddle questions.

We also incorporate a Visual Management System. This comes from how people actually learn. When human beings have the truth about the current state of any situation they are able to move with less waste. How do you incorporate visual cues so that everyone who walks into your work environment can quickly get the information they need to do their job. We’ll be talking about VMS’s on December 9th, so be sure to sign up.

Finally, we use Leader Standard Work, to help people in leadership, or those who want to become leaders develop habits that help them create value rather than adding waste. This is important because the more that we can normalize habits that add value instead of creating waste, means we’re creating a sustainable enterprise that can help us achieve what we want to achieve.

If you’d like to learn more about DMS, sign up for our Zoom Call, happening September 9th, follow along with this series, and consider signing up for a Digital Waste Tour.