Industrial journalist, Thomas R. Cutler explained the primary goal of the E2E pull process is to schedule manufacturing production based on customer demand instead of forecasts. The article, titled, “Pulling the Market in 2014,” is published in the current issue of Industrial Engineer. Cutler noted, “A pull system is a widely used lean manufacturing tool that controls the flow of resources in a production process based on real demand instead of forecasting. That concept is at the heart of two continuing evolutions of the supply chain: the drive to make the flow of materials and goods visible throughout the entire organization and changes in the market for material handling vehicles.”
According to Cutler, depending on the subspecialties involved, industrial engineering always overlaps with and interacts with operations management with and interacts with operations management, management science, operations research, systems engineering, manufacturing engineering, ergonomics, human factors engineering and safety engineering,
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