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Management approach developed by Eliyahu Goldratt: identification and leverage of system constraint(s) + Thinking Processes.
Curated by Philip Marris
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TOC Week Training - Theory of Constraint in Production & Project Management - 21-24 May 2019 in Paris, France | Marris Consulting

TOC Week Training - Theory of Constraint in Production & Project Management - 21-24 May 2019 in Paris, France | Marris Consulting | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
TOC Week training offer. Training on Theory of Constraints (ToC)& Constraint Management and Critical Chain Project Management, by Philip Marris, founder of Marris Consulting. Dates and registrations online.
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Types of constraints blog post by Bob Sproull | Focus and Leverage

Types of constraints blog post by Bob Sproull | Focus and Leverage | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

[...] Until now, we have focused on identifying the physical constraints in a manufacturing process, and how to break them.  But, what if the constraint isn’t located inside the process? What if the constraint is policy related, or a non-physical entity, such as the efficiency metric? Let’s take a look at what this means, in terms of our improvement effort.

[1] Bill Dettmer explains that, “Identifying and breaking constraints, becomes a little easier if there is an orderly way to classify them.” Dettmer tells us that there are seven basic types of constraints as follows:

  • Resource/Capacity Constraints
  • Market Constraints
  • Material Constraints
  • Supplier/Vendor Constraints
  • Financial Constraints
  • Knowledge/Competence Constraints
  • Policy Constraints

 

Let’s take a look at each of these constraints and what they mean to us for our improvement efforts.

 

Resource/Capacity Constraints:  This type of constraint exists when the ability to produce or deliver the product is less than the demands of the marketplace. That is...

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Build better software with The Theory of Constraints - Post by Swizec Teller

Build better software with The Theory of Constraints - Post by Swizec Teller | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
I read a magnificent book this weekend. A business graphic novel. It was marvelous. It’s called The Goal and here’s how it applies to software � What _is_ The Goal? � First you gotta know: What is the goal of your software? The goal of your job? Your goal? You can’t proceed without answers to... Read more »
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42nd TOCPA International Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 13-16 May 2019

42nd TOCPA International Conference, Johannesburg, South Africa, 13-16 May 2019 | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
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Tame The Flow - Free copy until 15th of May 2019 | TameFlow.com

Tame The Flow - Free copy until 15th of May 2019 | TameFlow.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Get your FREE copy of the book Tame Your Work Flow, How Dr. Goldratt of ‘The Goal’ would apply the Theory of Constraints to rethink the Kanban Method!

To be sure you don’t miss out, sign up here:

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How to successfully sell TOC projects by James Powell of WiseTech | TOCICO WiseTech teaser

This may be the most valuable cloud ever for a TOC consultant! In this sneak preview from the March 6th workshop you can hear how James Powell explains the difference between the 5% of consultant who have no problem selling TOC vs. the 95% who continue to struggle selling TOC to their prospects.
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The Logical Thinking Process – What makes it so powerful? - Post by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson

The Logical Thinking Process – What makes it so powerful? - Post by Thorsteinn Siglaugsson | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
"We have seen how a simple everyday problem can be solved effectively using the Logical Thinking Process. What then when it comes to finding out why our company is losing money, why wait times in our hospital keep increasing, or why our factory keeps piling up inventory? In such cases we need a rigorous framework to help…
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B4B - TOC consulting in Latvia by Georgijs Buklovskis [Recommended]

B4B - TOC consulting in Latvia by Georgijs Buklovskis [Recommended] | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Ražošanas vadības konsultācijas. Biznesa konsultācijas Latvijas uzņēmumiem, kuras palīdzēs samazināt ražošanas termiņus un celt Jūsu uzņēmuma kapacitāti.
Philip Marris's insight:

I know Georgijs Buklovskis. I can vouch for his mastery and the results that he provides his clients.

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Philip Marris's curator insight, April 29, 4:09 AM

Georgijs Buklovskis whom I know is a proponent of TOC + Lean. He masters both aspects.

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TOC keynote by Arrie van Niekerk in South African Geomatics Institute’s annual meeting

TOC keynote by Arrie van Niekerk in South African Geomatics Institute’s annual meeting | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

The South African Geomatics Institute’s (SAGI) Northern Branches met for its annual general meeting on 5 April 2019 [...] The keynote address [...] Arrie van Niekerk, [...] delivered his keynote on productivity. He opened his presentation with an evocative example of how the same system can produce different productivity outcomes by emptying three full cold drink bottles of the same size into a bucket in different ways, increasing the flow rate each time. His presentation was based on Dr Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints [...]

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TOCPA International Conference & Master Classes, 13-16 May 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa

TOCPA International Conference & Master Classes, 13-16 May 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
It is the 6th time that TOC Southern Africa and TOCPA conduct a TOCPA Conference and Master Classes in South Africa. 

Master Classes: 13-14 May 2019

Philip Viljoen, TOC Fundamentals

Oded Cohen, Synchronizing sales and capacity

Jelena Fedurko-Cohen,   

Thinking Processes 2.0

Philip Marris, TOC, Lean and Six Sigma combined. Mix your own explosive cocktail

Dr. Alan Barnard, How to Make Better Faster Decisions and Learn from Experience in a Complex World

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Why Cost Accounting Does Not Work | Jobshoppricing.com

Why Cost Accounting Does Not Work | Jobshoppricing.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Dr. Goldratt was NOT a fan of standard costing.

In fact, at the 1983 National Association of Accountants annual meeting (now the Institute of Management Accountants, or IMA), he delivered his speech entitled, “Cost Accounting: The Number One Enemy of Productivity.” ...

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Nampachi Hayashi - Toyota Production System and The Roots of Lean | Goldratt Consulting

Nampachi Hayashi joined Toyota Motor Company in 1966 and is one of the last direct protégés of Taiichi Ohno, the legendary author of the “Toyota Production System”. He served as a senior technical executive of Toyota, and from 2009, has sat on the company’s board of directors. Mr. Hayashi is a member of the “Productivity Improvement Citizens Advancement Council” advanced by Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Mr. Hayashi is well-known around the world for his humour and liveliness to explain the essence of the Toyota Production System (TPS) as it applies to various industries.

In this exclusive one-hour workshop at the Building on Success 2018 Conference, Mr. Hayashi shed light on the origins of Lean and the misunderstandings of the Toyota Production System (TPS). He discussed the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and its creator, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt. No matter what industry you are in, whether you are considering or already using TOC, TPS, or Lean, you don’t want to miss the insights you will gain directly from this renowned master of ongoing improvement!

We were honoured that Mr. Hayashi provided this very special event for [Goldratt Consulting's] Building on Success 2018 Conference.

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A Performance Innovation That Actually Works [in government] by Mayor of Kansas City, MO, Mark Funkhouser | Governing.com

A Performance Innovation That Actually Works [in government] by Mayor of Kansas City, MO, Mark Funkhouser | Governing.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

[...] [Kristen] Cox is a practitioner and advocate of the “theory of constraints,” which looks at the goals and the core problems that prevent systems from achieving their objectives. [...]
In Stop Decorating the Fish, Cox and her co-author, economist Yishai Ashlag, have distilled the essence of the theory of constraints into a cute little fable in which “decorating the fish” stands for doing “the common and ineffective things” that have no real impact on performance. ...

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Forbes online magazine review of the Goal after 35 years - by Andrew Filev - 7 May 2019 | Forbes.com

Forbes online magazine review of the Goal after 35 years - by Andrew Filev - 7 May 2019 | Forbes.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
After 35 years, The Goal is still an essential read for entrepreneurs and executives

One of the books that has significantly influenced my thinking as an entrepreneur is The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. It’s a business book written in the form of a novel, and it follows a fictional plant manager named Alex Rogo as he methodically fixes processes in a last-ditch effort to save his floundering factory. It’s become a standard read in business schools and was named one of the 25 Most Influential Business Books by Time magazine. [...]

I still believe The Goal has lessons for entrepreneurs - even those in the digital era. Here are a few of my favorites: [...]

For entrepreneurs who are struggling to balance it all, The Goal will help you design and optimize the way work flows through your company. While not every lesson in the book is relevant in today’s world of digital work, there’s an “A-ha moment” waiting in it for everyone. Thirty-five years after it was first published, Goldratt’s classic remains an essential book for all entrepreneurs and executives. It will change the way you think about your business, and sometimes, a shift in mindset is the most important change you can make.

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Logical Thinking Process training by Bill Dettmer – June 2019, Paris France

Logical Thinking Process training by Bill Dettmer – June 2019, Paris France | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Strategy course with the Logical Thinking Process by Bill Dettmer, world expert on the subject.

LTP – THE 6-Day course. This is THE training course on the Logical Thinking Process by Bill Dettmer himself. A unique occasion to be personally coached by Bill. Only 6 organizations admitted preferably in groups of 2 people.

 

The Logical Thinking Process, uses sound logic and a set of tools to provide executives and system managers an effective method for designing organizational strategy, planning its deployment, evaluating its effectiveness, and making corrections as needed in the shortest possible time.

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Logical Thinking Process - Helsinki, Finland, 14-15 June 2019. 2 day event by Bill Dettmer

Logical Thinking Process - Helsinki, Finland, 14-15 June 2019. 2 day event by Bill Dettmer | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Logical Thinking Process training in Helsinki, Finland 14-15 June 2019. Unique opportunity for hands-on training, by world-renowned expert H. William Dettmer.

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From Throughput Accounting to Throughput Economics - free webinar - 29 May 2019 | TOCICO Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization

From Throughput Accounting to Throughput Economics - free webinar - 29 May 2019 | TOCICO Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
This webinar explains the need to stand on the shoulders of Dr. Goldratt to expand the BOK of Throughput Accounting into an effective and structured method for making the key decisions every organization has to make. With Eli Schragenheim, Henry Camp, and Rocco Surace. This webinar is FREE FOR ALL!
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TOCPA Webinar Thinking Processes for Supply Chain by Humberto Baptista and Jelena Fedurko-Cohen - Friday 10th of May 2019

TOCPA Webinar Thinking Processes for Supply Chain by Humberto Baptista and Jelena Fedurko-Cohen - Friday 10th of  May 2019 | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

TOCPA Expert Webinar by Humberto Baptista and Jelena Fedurko-Cohen on Friday 10th of  May 2019. Talking about Thinking Processes for Supply Chain. PART 2: TP and 5 Focusing Steps

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Theory of Constraints & de bottlenecking - 9 min. video by Dr. Shrinivas Gondhalekar

Theory of Constraints, Synchronizing & Debottlenecking - Simple Explanation made by Shruti Jindal, Swati Khedkar, Owen Chang, Rajwardhan Deshmukh
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Cynefin and Constraints by Dave Snowden

Cynefin and Constraints by Dave Snowden | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Philip Marris's insight:

Unfortunately this post does not explain this image that blends Cynefin and The Theory Of Constraints. For that you will have to read several other posts by Dave Snowden.

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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox - Still a N°1 best seller after 35 years

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt & Jeff Cox - Still a N°1 best seller after 35 years | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal, a gripping novel, is transforming management thinking throughout the world. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a professor from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas, which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC), developed by Eli Goldratt.

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Focus and Leverage Improvement by Bob Sproull - Book extract #19

Focus and Leverage Improvement by Bob Sproull - Book extract #19 | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

[...] Of all the TOC focusing steps, subordination will be the most difficult one to apply. It simply means that every decision made, and every action taken by the entire organization, must be done so based on its impact on the constraining resource. And when we say the entire organization, we mean everyone!  Subordination also means that over-production must not occur, simply because we don’t want to clog the system with excess WIP. [...]

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TOCPA International Conference May 13-16 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa

TOCPA International Conference  May 13-16 2019,  Johannesburg, South Africa | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

TOCPA International Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa. 13-16 May 2019. 2 days of Master Classes and 2 days of conference. Check out the programme.

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How a 'Goal Tree' can help with decision-making on your farm - Article by Angela Lovell | Country-Guide.ca

How a 'Goal Tree' can help with decision-making on your farm - Article by Angela Lovell | Country-Guide.ca | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

"Big corporations use this decision-making system. Should you too? [...] Using logic to define goals [...] It turns out non-farm businesses have a similar problem to farmers. If you put a number of people around a board table and ask them to define a goal for the business or even for a project, they will offer a bunch of different opinions, often based on personal preferences. The aim of the Goal Tree is to eliminate personal bias and function as closely as possible on pure logic ..."

Philip Marris's insight:

The "Goal Tree" is part of Bill Dettmer's Logical Thinking Process".

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Ted Hutchin Inherent Simplicity of TOC TP. (2) Transition Tree - 2 recorded webinars + ensuing text discussion | TOCPA

Ted Hutchin Inherent Simplicity of TOC TP. (2) Transition Tree - 2 recorded webinars + ensuing text discussion  | TOCPA | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

After 30 years of working with TOC and the TP, in all manner of organisations right around the world, it would appear that some people think I might have something to say. ...

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Online Theory of Constraints Courses and Training by Dr. Lisa Lang & al. | TheoryOfConstraintsCPE.com

Online Theory of Constraints Courses and Training by Dr. Lisa Lang & al. | TheoryOfConstraintsCPE.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Theory of Constraints online training and CPE courses covering Throughput Accounting, Drum Buffer Rope, Distribution, Supply Chain, Replenishment, Finance and Measures.
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