• Yacob Khojasteh
Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)


Systems used for production control can be categorized as push, pull, or hybrid depending on the type of planning strategy they utilize. This book analyzes three pull production control systems, Kanban, CONWIP, and Base-stock, and presents a framework for performance comparison among them in make-to-order manufacturing environments. Kanban as a well-known pull production control system was first developed and practiced in Toyota as an important part of Toyota production system. This chapter gives a brief overview of Toyota production system and its core concepts.


Kanban System Value Stream Mapping Toyota Production System Excessive Inventory Production Control System 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yacob Khojasteh
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  1. 1.Graduate School of Global StudiesSophia UniversityTokyoJapan

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