When Are Lean Manufacturing Tools Poorly Used? As a Lean Manufacturing Consultant, I work with a lot of different companies and it seems like each one of them has standardized the use of a different lean manufacturing tool. Some companies use value stream mapping, One-Less-At-A-Time, 5S, Poka-Yoke and other strictly focus on their pull system.
Pull And Push Works When Done Right! If you have any lean manufacturing experience; or taken any form of lean training, you probably know that push and pull systems are two completely opposite manufacturing philosophies. If you talk to a traditional lean consultant, they will tell you that using a push system creates inventory and overproduction