Explain the principle of production leveling and its positive impact on lean processes.

Prepare a 500-word minimum paper (excluding title page and references) that addresses the following:

  1. Explain the principle of production leveling and its positive impact on lean processes.
  2. Production leveling leads to understanding customer demand.  Define the three characteristics that impact customer demand (volume, mix, and variation).  Detail how these characteristics are utilized in your organization.
  3. Identify and explain the three types of pull systems in a lean environment.  Why is this principle so important for lean applications.

In addition to course materials, research industry related journal and periodical articles written in the last five years in Deets Library.  At least three references in addition to course materials are required.  Hint: Deets Library has a date search feature that allows you to enter a five-year range ensuring you are researching the most relevant information to your study.  Note that APA format is required for this paper.  An abstract is not required and does not count toward the word count if provided.

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