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Lets talk about pull. Pull systems are similar to other systems like “just in time” (jit), material as needed (man), and kanban.
Pull got its start in America in the grocery business:
The grocer replaced on their shelves, products demanded or “consumed” by the customer.
The grocer needed deliveries on time, the proper brand, and the right price and size to satisfy the customer.
To do this, the grocer used jit, communication with both supplier and customer, and rotation of stock F.I.F.O.