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This transparency can be used to describe one of the benefits in having a pull system with a visual control board.
Originally the operator / or supplier was constantly be told by his/her customers (internal or external) that their respective parts were hot and needed to be run. This caused a lot of confusion for the supplier, excessive changeovers, and a lot of effor
After implementation of the pull system with visual control board the operator / supplier would schedule part production based on the information provided by the control board. This reduced changeovers, eliminated confusion as status could be seen at a g