This case study is #2 in a series of studies that relate specifically to the development and application of lean manufacturing techniques for the furniture and wood component supplying industries. Case study #2 is an example of how productivity can be increased in a furniture manufacturing organization by using a new lean production design termed Parallel Pull Flow (PPF). This case study provides information about lean manufacturing and how a lean manufacturing system can be implemented, followed by a detailed case study of a furniture manufacturing company’s adoption of a new final assembly PPF lean production system.
Hunter, S. L.; Bullard, Steven H.; Steele, P. H.; and Motsenbocker, W. D., "Parallel pull flow: A new lean production design" (2004). Faculty Publications. 40.