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    How Push & Pull Handle Causes Variability in Demand/Consumption

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    Explain how push and pull handle the causes of variability in demand/consumption identified below.
    a) The welding machine breaks down soon after a shift starts work on pipe run that will take the full shift to install if all goes well.
    b) The consumption of pipe hangers is about half of what is expected over a 3 week period because work was rescheduled without telling the warehouse supervisor.

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    Push and Pull: Handling the Causes of Variability in Demand/Consumption

    The welding machine breaks down soon after a shift starts work on pipe run that will take the full shift to install if all goes well.

    This is a situation in which the pull type of production or manufacturing is applied. It is a production policy (or an inventory policy) in which the production (or inventory) is based on actual demand. As applied in the problem at hand, there are two possibilities here: the production department just had the number of pipes enough to make the operations going, on the assumption that it will work well. Because of such a policy, the production department had to have to have it fixed through the use of a welding machine to make it operational, without anticipating that the ...

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    The solution explains how push and pull handle the causes of variability in demand/consumption in the given examples provided.

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