February 2014 |   Volume: 46 |   Number: 2
The member magazine of the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers
Demand-driven tactics get applied to entire supply chain, and flexibility enters industrial truck sector
By Thomas R. Cutler
A pull system is a widely used lean manufacturing tool that controls the flow of resources in a production process based on real demand instead of forecasting. That concept is at the heart of two continuing evolutions of the supply chain: the drive to make the flow of materials and goods visible throughout the entire organization and changes in the market for material handling vehicles.
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