The Theory of Constraints: Applications in Quality Manufacturing

Robert E. Stein

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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Introductory

Length:

320 pages

Designed for:

Consultants, Implementers, Academics and Managers

Topics:

Operations/Production, Supply Chain and TOC, Lean & Six Sigma

Application:

Drum-Buffer-Rope, Five Focusing Steps and Thinking Processes

Language:

English

Format:

Hardcover

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Aiming to change the paradigms of traditional management strategies, this work attempts to create an improved platform within the total quality management umbrella for supporting the profit motive by offering hands-on instructions for applying the theory of constraints in the manufacturing system. The book provides updated information in each area discussed.

Content:

  • Creating the process of continuous profit improvement
  • Dealing with the physical environment
  • Analyzing policy constraints - the TOC thinking process
  • Correcting the decision process
  • Improving on just-in-time - the DBR process
  • The attributes of a TOC-based TQM program; developing a TOC-based TQM infrastructure
  • TOC and process/ product design
  • Statistical process control - an introduction
  • TOC and statistical process control
  • TOC and experimental design
  • The TOC-based information system
  • TOC in supply chain management
  • Implementing TOC in a manufacturing environment
  • Facing the strategic issues

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Creating the process of continuous profit improvement; dealing with the physical environment; analyzing policy constraints - the TOC thinking process; correcting the decision process; improving on just-in-time - the DBR process; the attributes of a TOC-based TQM program; developing a TOC-based TQM infrastructure; TOC and process/ product design; statistical process control - an introduction; TOC and statistical process control; TOC and experimental design; the TOC-based information system; TOC in supply chain management; implementing TOC in a manufacturing environment; facing the strategic issues. Glossary. Appendix: normal and F tables.