I’m referring to the section called “Smart Money at the Constraint”, where there’s a depiction of a system with a constraint in the middle.
There is a parenthesis in pages 105-106 which I can’t really understand:
“Having a ‘push’ or a ‘pull’ system in this example makes no difference: the Throughput is not impacted! Then moving from a ‘push’ system to a ‘pull’ system will significantly improve Cycle Time. As a third improvement, and promoted by Tameflow, one can be moving from a ‘pull’ system (Kanban Method) to a ‘flow’ system (Throughput) where a constraint management and TOC system is enforced to yield a real 'flow system.”
My question is:
Are these 3 different solutions, or do they build up on top of each other? Why, for example, in the first solution we’re saying that pull/push does not make a difference, but then we’re sort of assuming that the system is a ‘pull’ system on the other solutions?
Thanks and apologies for the longish comment