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We’ve looked at pull examples in everyday life..how would the pull system work in a manufacturing environment?
Conceptually..customer is linked to assembly to fabrication suppliers with series of pull loops.
There a both external (go from inside the company to outside the company - to suppliers / customers) and internal (inside the company operations).
As pull signals flow in one direction, product flows in the opposite direction.
Each operation that uses pull within the company become customer and supplier to those operations next or previous.