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Theory Of Constraints
Management approach developed by Eliyahu Goldratt: identification and leverage of system constraint(s) + Thinking Processes.
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5 similar permanent news websites curated by Philip Marris

5 similar permanent news websites curated by Philip Marris | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Philip Marris curates 5 different permanent news websites:
1) TLS - TOC + Lean + Six Sigma
2) (This one) Theory of Constraints
3) Critical Chain Project Management
4) Théorie des Contraintes (in French)
5) Chaîne Critique (in French)

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Webinar by Prof. Jim Cox: A process for solving ill-structured problems: A Healthcare Example - 25th and 28th Sept. 2019 | Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization

Webinar by Prof. Jim Cox: A process for solving ill-structured problems: A Healthcare Example - 25th and 28th Sept. 2019 | Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

[...] a new stream of webinars by TOCICO, with one of the most prominent figures in TOC: Prof. Jim Cox, who won the Life Time Achievement Award of TOCICO in 2010. For this occasion we offer the webinar to be free to all.

TOCICO announces a Free Webinar with Prof. Jim Cox: Wednesday, September 25th, 10am Eastern Time A repeat session on Saturday, September 28, 4pm Eastern time.

The world is faced with massive problems today: healthcare, government and education costs are skyrocketing while services are deteriorating. These problem environments have been termed as wicked (ill-defined, ill-structured, messy, chronic and chaotic) [...]. How does one solve these types of problems?...

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TOCPA ThinkCamp On Air - 19th of September 2019

TOCPA ThinkCamp On Air - 19th of September 2019 | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

The SECOND broadcast of ThinkCamp OnAir is on 19 September, Thursday, 5 pm UK time. The topic for discussion Defining TOC: Why, How, Whether will be presented by Robert Newbold and Sanjeev Gupta. Nerius Jasinavicius - will soon inform the TOC experts and practitioners who joined ThinkCamp OnAir how to register. If you are a TOC expert/practitioner with over 13 years of consistent use of TOC and would like to join - please write to jelena@tocexpert.com

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Theory of Constraints Step 1: Identifying The Constraint | Future State of Engineering

Theory of Constraints Step 1: Identifying The Constraint | Future State of Engineering | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

[...] The essential part of the TOC is called “The Five Focusing Steps”, where the key word is “FOCUS”. These steps are the cornerstone of the Theory of Constraints with its goal to grow profits through sales on the one hand, and control costs and eliminate waste – on the other. Speaking in terms of the TOC, this step by step methodology starts with identifying the constraint.

Step 1: Identifying the constraint

Identifying the constraint sounds like a simple first step. However, if it was a simple step, why are most organizations unsuccessful when trying to identify it? ...

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Webinar "A Strawman Process for Solving ill-structured Problems: A Healthcare Example" by Jim Cox - September 25th, 2019 | TOCICO

Webinar "A Strawman Process for Solving ill-structured Problems: A Healthcare Example" by Jim Cox - September 25th, 2019 | TOCICO | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

TOCICO announces a Free Webinar with Prof. Jim Cox: Wednesday, September 25th, 10am Eastern Time A repeat session on Saturday, September 28, 4pm Eastern time I’m proud to announce the opening of a new stream of webinars by TOCICO, with one of the most prominent figures in TOC: Prof. Jim Cox, who won the Life Time Achievement Award of TOCICO in 2010. For this occasion we offer the webinar to be free to all.

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Throughput Economics: Making Good Management Decisions - New 2019 book by Eli Schragenheim, Henry Fitzhugh Camp & Rocco Surace

Throughput Economics: Making Good Management Decisions - New 2019 book by Eli Schragenheim, Henry Fitzhugh Camp & Rocco Surace | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

"Schragenheim, Camp and Surace, three leaders of TOC community, are tackling one of value destroyers of corporations―the misuse and abuse of traditional cost accounting. This book develops a practical methodology for better decision making by looking at the impact of certain types of decisions on a company’s bottom line. This well-defined methodology allows mid-managers, higher level managers and financial staff to create real value by concentrating on what truly matters."

Boaz Ronen, Professor Emeritus, Coller School of Management, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel

 […] Throughput Economics challenges the current thinking of how to evaluate cost, risks and rewards of any deal or any other new market opportunity being considered, especially the practice of calculating cost-per-unit. Instead, this book offers a process that directly answers the critical question: If we accept the proposed decision, will the performance of the organization improve?

The process involves the intuition of the key people in the organization, together with the relevant data, to come up with the best available information from which to form a reasonable range of net profit, […] The process is explained and demonstrated using a variety of cases […]  including software support that provides very quick response to many what-if suggestions.

This book offers a new and well-defined process, applicable to every organization, that considers both financial impacts and capacity limitations […] Overall, the book provides a holistic method for simplified decision making in seemingly complex or shifting environments using a constraints mindset to facilitate companies’ realization, for the first time, their true potential.

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Eli Goldratt "Topic of Measurements" - 25 min. video

Alex Knight & Eli Goldratt - TOC Discussion “Topic of  Measurements” What Makes a Measure a Good Measure

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Brief Summary of “The Bottleneck Rules” [Clarke Ching] by "Srinath"

Brief Summary of “The Bottleneck Rules” [Clarke Ching] by "Srinath" | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
This is a brief summary of the book "Bottleneck Rules" by Clarke Ching.  Thanks to Andy Carmichael, in our conversations during the Lean Kanban India Conference in Bangalore - we were discussing on Theory of Constraints  and Systems Thinking where he recommended reading this book and the FOCCCUS ...
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Marris Consulting, Theory Of Constraints experts is recruiting

Marris Consulting, Theory Of Constraints experts is recruiting | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Come and join our team and serve our prestigious clients by participating in projects you will be very proud of. We are based in central Paris, France.

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Continuous Delivery and the Theory of Constraints | Steve Smith, Agile on the Beach 2019

[...] How do you identify and remove the major impediments in your build, testing, and operational activities? How do you avoid spending weeks, months, or years on far-reaching changes that ultimately have no impact on your time to market?

The Theory of Constraints is a management paradigm that describes how to improve throughput in a homogeneous workflow. It can be applied to Continuous Delivery in order to locate, prioritise, and reduce constrained activities until a flow of release candidates to production is achieved. ...

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TOC 2 and 3 day workshops in Chicago or Webinar | Alex Rogo Consulting

TOC 2 and 3 day workshops in Chicago or Webinar | Alex Rogo Consulting | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

The "Anchor Points" concept from Alex Rogo Consulting brings together the best of Theory of Constraints, along with other methodologies, within the context of how do we get back to focusing on managing and competing successfully in industry. [...]

Anchor Points Series: 

Webinar 5th September 2019 https://anchorpoints.eventzilla.net

Workshops in Chicago, USA:

2 day workshop 22-23 October 2019 https://anchorpoints2day.eventzilla.net

3 day workshop 22-24 October 2019 https://anchorpoints3day.eventzilla.net

Other Webinar: Project Management, From Art to Science with the Theory of Constraints August 29 2019 https://events.eventzilla.net/e/project-management-from-art-to-science-with-the-theory-of-constraints-2138738163

 

Alex Rogo Consulting is an applied research and consulting organization specializing in the rapid improvement of organisations through the use of Theory of Constraints, Lean and other methodologies. Our principals have decades of practical experience [...] around the world, including GM, Ford and Chrysler, Seagate Technologies, Herman Miller, Boeing Space & Intelligence, Medtronic.

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I [Philip Marris] can vouch for the deep TOC experience of Alex Rogo Consulting.

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Utah 2019 [TOC] Ops Conference, 9-10 September 2019, Utah, USA | Utah Govt. and Goldratt Consulting

Utah 2019 [TOC] Ops Conference,  9-10 September 2019, Utah, USA | Utah Govt. and Goldratt Consulting | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Top leaders in both the public and private sector from around the world will share the practical tools and techniques that led to their organization’s successful transformations.
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State of Utah’s Operational Excellence Conference, 9th and 10th of September 2019, Layton, Utah, USA. This is basically a Theory Of Constraints conference event though is also includes a lot of Lean, Six Sigma, Agile...and common sense. The majority of the presentations are about state/govt. operations. The rest are Goldratt Consulting client testimonials.

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Recommended: State of Utah’s Operational Excellence Conference, 9th and 10th of September 2019, Layton, Utah, USA. Very much a "TLS" conference where solutions combine the Theory Of Constraints, Lean, Six Sigma...and common sense.

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Theory of Constraints crash cours by Philip Marris

Theory of Constraints crash cours by Philip Marris | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
A video to understand the very basic concepts of Theory of Constraints.

Philip Marris delivered a "crash course on Theory of Constraints" in manufacturing at the opening of the Critical Chain Project Management Training Course, May 2017. The manufacturing analogy makes it easier for beginners to grasp the notions of bottleneck, buffer protection, Throughput... before transposing it to Project Management


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Throughput Economics book review with co-author Henry Camp - 5 mins.

Book: Throughput Economics, Making good management decisions by Eli Schragenheim, Henry Camp and Rocco Surace. Routledge / Productivity Press 2019. An interview of Henry Camp, one of the 3 authors, by Philip Marris. Henry explains: the motivations for the book; the background of the 3 authors; the sorts of decisions that this book addresses and the basic logic proposed. Their proposed approach is based on the Theory Of Constraints developed by Eliyahu Goldratt. It suggests among other things that decisions need to be made recognizing the inherent uncertainty of the environment; it is better to be approximately right rather then precisely wrong. It also talks about the links with the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

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Another way to use TOC's questions for technology- Jack Vinson

Another way to use TOC's questions for technology- Jack Vinson | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

The questions for technology from Eli Goldratt’s Necessary but not Sufficient (one of my reviews) - that I like to apply to just about any change effort - are a great way to think through a proposed “solution” to check if it actually solves a problem for the customer and what else they might have to do to take advantage of that solution.

Mike Dalton has been writing a series about “the growth equation” and innovation management at Innovation Week. [...] In it he takes the questions for technology and adds some thinking about how financial measures might be added into the questions. But underneath, I see the same pattern to the questions: What’s so great about your idea? What problem do your (potential) customers have that this idea will remove?  ...

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The Theory of Constraints & The New Jersey Devils

The Theory of Constraints & The New Jersey Devils | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
One of the ways for a team like the New Jersey Devils to improve themselves is to apply systemic methods for continuous improvement to their processes on and off the ice. One such method is the Theory of Constraints. This post explains what it is and offers some potential applications for it.
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Discovered via Jack Vinson's blog: https://www.jackvinson.com/blog/2019/9/6/toc-article-in-the-wild-about-hockey

[...]  how about an article that tries to apply it to the arena of hockey? A post on a New Jersey Devils blog, Outside the Box Thinking: The Theory of Constraints & The Devils by John Fischer, describes the Five Focusing Steps and then applies them in a couple scenarios - one on the ice and another in scouting / recruiting.

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Throughput Accounting post | Focus and Leverage by Bob Sproull

Throughput Accounting post | Focus and Leverage by Bob Sproull | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

This post is, once again, taken from my newest book, Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma Improvement Methodology – Making the Case for Integration. Specifically, the material for this series is taken from Chapter 5 entitled, A Better Way to Measure a System’s Success. [...] 

[Throughput Accounting] is used to identify constraints, monitor performance, control production, and determine the impact of decisions.  The table below is a manufacturing situation consisting of just three parts with each part requiring the same three steps. 

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TOC'S Five-Step Cycle: An Approach to Instant Results and Cultural Change - 9 pages - Vargas et Al. | International Journal of Engineering Research & Science (IJOER)

TOC'S Five-Step Cycle: An Approach to Instant Results and Cultural Change - 9 pages - Vargas et Al. | International Journal of Engineering Research & Science (IJOER) | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

The  Theory  of  Constraints  (TOC)  offers  an  interesting alternative  to  the  use  of  management  tools,  in  especial yours TOC cycle. Although it is an interesting alternative, only a small number of publications focus on the TOC cycle. This article  aims to describe  the  TOC cycle and to present its application in the  furniture  industry, aiming to show a simplified method of your application. The approach is exploratory and descriptive, with a bibliometric analysis and case study. After finding  a  restricted  number  of  publications,  some  of  the  articles  were  analyzed  and  it  was  possible  to  propose  and demonstrate a simplified method for the application of the TOC. From the application of the five steps of TOC cycle, it was possible to identify and eliminate the bottlenecks.  The  results  obtained  were  positive,  because  in less  than  a  year  the productive process presented productivity gains and a change in the organizational culture.

TOC'S Five-Step Cycle: An Approach to Instant Results and Cultural Change. Authors: Paula Vargas, Liane Mahlmann Kipper, André Luiz Emmel Silva, Flávia Luana da Silva, Gabriela Zucchetti Kessler. DOI of Engineering Journal DOI: 10.25125/engineering-journal-IJOER-AUG-2017-13. Digital Identification Number of Engineering Journal Digital Identification Number: Paper-October-2017/IJOER-AUG-2017-13

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How to Turn a Kanban Board Into a Drum Buffer Rope Board by Daniel Doiron | Kanbanize.com

How to Turn a Kanban Board Into a Drum Buffer Rope Board by Daniel Doiron | Kanbanize.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Today’s publication on Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) Kanban boards is a first. A first like ‘world premiere’ first. A few weeks ago, I made my first DBR Kanban boards for academic purposes. The experience was quite enlightening and when I discussed it with Steve Tendon, creator of TameFlow Kanban, we were pleased with the result.

I pointed out that we had gone through a quantum leap: getting to the end result without covering the space between a traditional Kanban board and a DBR Kanban board. So together we undertook a simple recipe to do the ‘mutation’ so that you can reap the benefits of TameFlow.

Before forging ahead any further, Drum Buffer Rope Kanban boards have been used intensively by Steve Tendon and his teams over the last 7 years and are very popular in the Netherlands.

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Training: Theory of Constraints in Production by Philip Marris - 2-3 October 2019, Paris, France

Training: Theory of Constraints in Production by Philip Marris - 2-3 October 2019, Paris, France | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Training: Theory Of Constraints applied to production enviro-ments. In English in Paris by Philip Marris on 2nd and 3rd of October 2019. Learn how to apply the ideas described in the best-seller “The Goal” by Eliyahu Goldratt to boost your factory and how to combine Lean (or Lean Six Sigma) and TOC. If you liked “The Goal” why don’t you implement it!? Join the over 1,400 people from over 240 companies that have followed this course and gone on to successful implementations.

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Theory Of Constraints and the Thinking Process | Vector Consulting Group

Theory Of Constraints and the Thinking Process | Vector Consulting Group | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Though Theory of Constraints was originally offered by Eliyahu Goldratt as a manufacturing scheduling method, over the course of his career, Goldratt evolved TOC into a systems methodology which encompasses a wide range of concepts, principles, solutions, tools and approaches that strive to ensure any change undertaken as a part of the ongoing improvement will benefit the system as a whole (Dettmer W., 2006). Consistent with the systems philosophy and unlike the classical or behavioral management theories, TOC views organizations as a chain of many links or networks of chains. ...

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Theory of Constraints in the Service Sector: Characterization for Banking and Analysis of the Factors Involved in Its Adoption - 14 pages | International Conference on Exploring Services Science

Theory of Constraints in the Service Sector: Characterization for Banking and Analysis of the Factors Involved in Its Adoption - 14 pages | International Conference on Exploring Services Science | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

In this research we represent the major elements of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in a services environment, specifically for the banking sector, and we analyze the factors involved in the decision to adopt the TOC by companies in this sector. [...] Regarding the constraints, the most common are mainly administrative (regulations and policies) and the lack of technological resources associated to the scarcity of capital flow and the environment imposed by the state of the economy at a specific time.

The main factors that influence the decision to adopt the TOC [...] first, in the tool’s current level of development; second, in the nature and the characteristics of the banking service that are very far from the original industrial reality and, finally, in organizational factors such as the attitude towards change [...]

Authors:

  • Julian D. M. Castaño
  • Maria R. A. Moreira
  • Paulo S. A. Sousa
  • Raquel F. Ch. Meneses
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How to Think About Digital Printer Investments [using TOC] - Post by Chris Lynn | PiWorld.com

How to Think About Digital Printer Investments [using TOC] - Post by Chris Lynn | PiWorld.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Industry veteran Chris Lynn takes a step back from detailed analysis and suggests a broad way of looking at productivity investments that is different from the standard approach.
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About the question “What is TOC?” by Jelena Fedurko | TOCExpert.com

About the question “What is TOC?” by Jelena Fedurko | TOCExpert.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

After our recent broadcast of ThinkCamp OnAir on 1st August, an unexpected for me topic – “Does everyone share the same understanding of what is TOC, and what is the definition of TOC?” – emerged in the course of the after-the-broadcast discussion.

My answer in this discussion was: “In our (Oded’s and mine) understanding TOC is a combination of principles and rules that are the basis for specific mechanics and tools to manage some types of social systems.”

Since I am still puzzled by the question, this morning out of curiosity I opened Eli Goldratt’s Chapter 1 in Theory of Constraints Handbook ...

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Throughput "Accounting" post by Bob Sproull | FocusAndLeverage.com

Throughput "Accounting" post by Bob Sproull | FocusAndLeverage.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

A system’s constraint was defined by Goldratt as anything that limits the system from achieving higher performance versus its goal.  So how should we measure and judge our performance?  Since the most common goal of organizations is to make money now, and in the future, doesn’t it make perfect sense that at least some of the performance measurements we choose should be monetary metrics?  For example, two metrics that we could use are net profit (NP) and return on investment (ROI).  Goldratt explained that in order to judge whether an organization is moving toward its goal, three questions must be answered. 

 

  1. “How much money is generated by our organization?”
  2. “How much money is invested by our company?”
  3. “How much money do we have to spend to operate it?” ...
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