Re-engineering the Manufacturing System: Applying the Theory of Constraints
This timely, hands-on reference/text provides in-depth instructions on how to design, utilize, and implement a manufacturing system based on the Theory of Constraints (TOC) - facilitating the modification of the traditional system so that it better conforms to practical needs. Written by a recognized expert on the Theory of Constraints, Re-Engineering the Manufacturing System helps identify and eliminate policy constraints that hamper a company's profit-making potential...demonstrates how to remove the problems of the traditional manufacturing system...defines the detailed processing requirements for the identification and exploitation of constraints as well as subordination processes...presents input and output data requirements and system integration strategies...shows how to use the system to support a valid decision process...enables companies to understand and use the information system for recession proofing...and much more.
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Visiting the Traditional System
Establishing the Characteristics of an Information System
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amount of throughput assembly buffer bill of material buffer management buffer origin computed conflicts constraint buffer constraint schedule created current reality tree decision process defined demand due date entity environment evaporating cloud excess capacity feeds Figure floor control foreman future reality tree gating operations Goldratt Haystack Syndrome identify the constraint impact implementation increase information system injection intermediate objective manufacturing system market segmentation master production schedule master schedule material requirements planning maximize non-constraint Notice off-loading operating expense overtime Part/Op placed prerequisite tree primary constraint problem product flow diagram protective capacity purchasing pushed quantity raw material release schedule Resource R-4 rework S/Olll sales order schedule for R-2 scheduling process scrap secondary constraint setup savings shipping buffer simulate specific theory of constraints throughput chain throughput dollar days throughput per unit TOC based system TOC thinking process Total Quality Management traditional system transition tree