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Theory Of Constraints October 1, 2007

Posted by Coolguy in Six Sigma.
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Process of removing bottlenecks that limit production or throughput.

TOC Concepts

  1. Resources are bottlenecks
  2. Balance the flow thru a plant
  3. Bottleneck will restrain the entire throughput

Steps of TOC

  1. Identify System constraints
  2. Decide how to exploit systems constraints
  3. Looks for ways to reduce effects of constraints
  4. Elevate systems constraints
  5. Back to step 1
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