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Pull systems refer to the goal of having units “pulled” through the process at the rate of customer demand. The opposite of a Pull system is a “Push” system in which goods or services are prepared ahead of time potentially resulting in excess inventory or increased waste. JIT (Just In Time) and Kanban are part of Pull systems.

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Elisabeth Swan

Elisabeth is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at For over 25 years, she's helped leading organizations like Amazon, Charles Schwab and Starwood Hotels & Resorts build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.