Pull and visual scheduling systems help organizations to increase the velocity of work flow, reduce inventory, improve visibility of operational status and synchronize the processes within a value stream. This course illustrates and explains how and why pull systems work. Key topics include pull/MRP integration, practical procedures for designing pull systems and operational practices to support production control, visual scheduling and internal logistics systems.
This workshop is typically two days long, but we recommend adding a three-day follow on component where participants implement a pull system in one of your working processes. We use several hands-on simulations design exercises and case studies to illustrate how pull systems work and to explain how to provide day-to-day support to pull systems.