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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., S. H. Bullard, P. H. Steele, W.D. Motsenbocker, A. Schuler. 2004. Parallel pull flow: A new lean production variant. Research Bulletin FP312, Forest and Wildlife Research Center, Mississippi State University, 12p.



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