Implement a Pull System

Step 6 - Command and control of production movement!

Course Summary

 Why Implement a Pull System?
This training course is focused on the  orderly control of incoming parts and materials, people and information  based on the outgoing finished products or services that are necessary  to fulfill customer orders.

What is a Pull System?
A typical company uses production  forecasting to determine their work schedule. This is called a “Push  System” because is drives orders through the production processes. It  can create an excessive amount of inventory, which is one of the eight  wastes. It adds cost to the product because forecasting is not an  effective method.
A lean company tries to activate their  production processes based on customer demand. As a customer consumes  products, it initiates the manufacturing process to replenish the items.  A lean business will try to hold enough inventory to meet customer  demand.

What are benefits of a Pull System?
There are several benefits for a company that implements a Pull System:
    1. It standardizes the amount of inventory in the production process.
     2. It uses visual controls to activate the replenishment process.
     3. It reduces batch or lot sizes.

Does a Pull System increase production throughput?
A Pull System using kanban can help a  business to transition from a batch and queue process towards beecoming a  single piece or continuous flow process. A Pull System will control the  amount of inventory throughout the production system, which helps to  focus on building what the customer wants, when they need it. As a  result of better inventory control, all production resources are focused  effectively, this will speed up the process and reduce lead times.

Course Curriculum

Christopher Turner

After working for almost 40 years in the continuous improvement field with clients around the world, I am sharing my personal knowledge and hands-on experience through these cost-effective and self-paced online training courses with any person, group or organization that wants to learn how to improve their business processes.

John Gent


Highly Recommended Course. Easy to Understand, Informative, Very Well Organized. The Course is Full of Practical and Valuable for Anyone who wants to Enhance their Skills. Really Enjoyed it. Thank you!!

Course Pricing

  • Implement a Pull System
  • $55 USD

    Step 6 - Command and control the movement of items.

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