Re-engineering the Manufacturing System: Applying the Theory of Constraints

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M. Dekker, 1996 - Computer integrated manufacturing systems - 306 pages
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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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An Introduction
Visiting the Traditional System
Establishing the Characteristics of an Information System

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About the authors GARY KLOPFENSTEIN is President of his own trading firm, GK Capital Management, a foreign exchange trading company managing over $200 million and ranked among the top-rated portfolio management groups in the world. JON STEIN is a Chicago-based financial writer and attorney specializing in international finance and securities. A former editor at Futures magazine, his writing is largely focused on futures and interbank topics. About the Series Editor PERRY J. KAUFMAN has over 20 years experience in systems design for trading strategies, hedging, and arbitrage in derivative products. The author of five books, including The New Commodity Trading Systems and Methods (Wiley), he lives on his farm in Wells River, Vermont, where he continues his research and consulting.

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