26 - Theory of Constraints for Education

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McGraw Hill Professional, Apr 9, 2010 - Business & Economics - 1216 pages
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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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Contents

Why Change?
787
What to Change?
789
What to Change to?
790
How to Cause the Change?
791
A Process of Ongoing Improvement
803
References
810
About the Author
812
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A former middle school teacher, Kathy Suerken has been President of TOC for Education, Inc. since it was established by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt in 1995. Under her leadership, TOC tools and concepts have been taught in 23 countries to well over 200,000 education stakeholders with an impact on more than 8 million children worldwide. Author of several children’s stories and numerous TOC for Education workbooks, she is an AGI JONAH’S JONAH and is TOCICO certified in the Thinking Processes.

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