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Reprint: CONWIP: a Pull Alternative to Kanban

January, 2019


This paper describes a new pull-based production system called CONWIP. Practical advantages of CONWIP over push and other pull systems are given. Theoretical arguments in favour of the system are outlined and simulation studies are included to give insight into the system’s performance.

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Mark L. Spearman, Ph.D.,Technical Director, Project Production Institute,
David L. Woodruff
Wallace Hopp



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