Example of an “Internal” Pull SignalVisual Control Board
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This is an example of a pull board that could be used with internal operations, as shown, or even with external customers. The board in broken into three color bands:
Red zone indicates the supplier is on the verge of not satisfying their customer. Very low level of goods maintained.
Yellow zone indicates customer requirements are being met. Low level of finished goods maintained.
Green zone indicates the customer’s needs are being fulfilled. Supplier is building more than the customer is requiring and it may be time to stop production until demand is more in line with supply.
The cards hanging on the hooks in the colored zones reflect the part number identified in the section, a given quantity of material in one container. When a card is on the hook it indicates an empty container. When the hook is empty, the card has been p
Other pertinent information (e.g.. Quality performance) would be contained in the information section.