10-Managing Make-to-Stock and the Concept of Make-to-Availability

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 8, 2010 - Business & Economics - 1216 pages
The definitive guide to the theory of constraints

In this authoritative volume, the world's top Theory of Constraints (TOC) experts reveal how to implement the ground-breaking management and improvement methodology developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt. Theory of Constraints Handbook offers an in-depth examination of this revolutionary concept of bringing about global organization performance improvement by focusing on a few leverage points of the system. Clear explanations supplemented by examples and case studies define how the theory works, why it works, what issues are resolved, and what benefits accrue, and demonstrate how TOC can be applied to different industries and situations.

Theory of Constraints Handbook covers:

  • Critical Chain Project Management for realizing major improvements in delivering projects on time, to specification, and within budget
  • Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR), Buffer Management, and distribution for maximizing throughput and minimizing flow time
  • Performance measures for applying Throughput Accounting to improve organizational performance
  • Strategy, marketing, and sales techniques designed to increase sales closing rates and Throughput
  • Thinking Processes for simple and complex environments
  • TOC methods to ensure that services actions support escalating demand for services while retaining financial viability
  • Integrating the TOC Thinking Processes, the Strategy and Tactic Tree, TOC measurements, the Five Focusing Steps of TOC, and Six Sigma as a system of tools for sustainable improvement

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Why Is a Special Methodology for MTS Required?
What to Do? The Direction of the Solution
Monitoring the Target Level SizeDynamic Buffer Management
The Role of Protective Capacity and the Usefulness of Maintaining a Capacity Buffer
Generic Issues in MTA
Implementation Issues

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About the author (2010)

In the last 25 years, Eli Schragenheim has taught, spoke at conferences, and consulted in more than 15 countries, including the United States, Canada, India, China, and Japan. He has also developed software simulation tools especially designed to experience the thinking of TOC, and consulted to several application software companies to develop the right TOC functionally in their own packages. Mr. Schragenheim was a partner in the A.Y. Goldratt Institute and he is now a Director in The Goldratt Schools. He is the author of "Management Dilemmas." He collaborated with H. William Dettmer in writing "Manufacturing at Warp Speed." He also collaborated with Carol A. Ptak on "ERP, Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain," and with Dr. Goldratt and Carol A. Ptak on "Necessary But Not Sufficient." In March 2009, a new book titled "Supply Chain Fulfillment at Warp Speed," with H. William Dettmer and Wayne Patterson was published. The new book contains much of the new developments of TOC in operations. Mr. Schragenheim holds an MBA from Tel Aviv University, Israel, and a BSc in Mathematics and Physics from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

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