In the old days production lines where developed 'push', the processes were designed by 'experts', standardization and specialization where part of the job. A first example of a standardized mass production process was at Ford. He standardized all parts in order to be able to mass produce them. Working in such a process de-motivated people to think. Here is an illustrative example on why a 'push' production line is not a really good idea:

<<tiddler [[On 'push' production lines]]>>

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