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IN COUNTRIES AROUND the world, people are studying production methods. In Japan, the Toyota production system was developed some 30 years ago by Mr. Taiichi Ohno, presently vice president of the Toyota Motor Company. This revolutionary method is showing tremendous results today and will continue to evolve in the future.

The multi-step production system characteristic of many production processes involves push and pull methods. In the widely used push method, planned production quantity is determined by demand predictions and inventory on hand; succeeding production periods are determined from standard information prepared ...

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