Pull Series

Contrasts Pull (working in reaction to customer demand) with Push (working in anticipation of customer demand). Explains differences between Supermarket, FIFO, and Hybrid pull. Demonstrates how various forms of Kanban can be used as signals for Pull. Walks the viewer through a basic Kanban calculation.



Opens with a brief story about Pull, using book stores as an example. Defines Just In Time: the customer's ability to get what is needed, when it is needed, and in the exact amount needed. Compares two distinct Just In Time systems using a neighborhood pizza place as an example. Introduces the three main types of Pull systems: Supermarket, First In First Out (FIFO) and Hybrid. >>
Pull

Introduces Kanban and how it is used. Shows three of the most common types of Kanban in use today: Cards, Visual Pull, and Bins. Demonstrates the proper use of Withdrawal and Production Kanban. Provides a basic formula for calculating Kanban quantity. Defines basic parameters for safety stock when using Kanban. >>
Pull