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Goods are pulled or demanded by succeeding operations from preceding operations — the opposite of push. When an end item is “sold,” each process goes to the preceding process to fetch what is needed, in the time needed and in the amount needed to manufacture just enough inventory to replace the “sold” end item. The process is “hard wired” like a fish bone chart — no paper. It prevents over production and adds pressure/emphasis to do things right.

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