The evolution of TOC process synchronization

The past Since the first applications of the DBR – technique in the 80’s some important additional TOC-related techniques and tools have been developed to support the 5 steps-process that are the result of a regular TOC-implementation. Before that stage, TOC could be perceived as another optimization algorithm like linear programming etc… The present and…

TOC and APS

The necessary conditions for APS Conclusion Looking at the finite capacity-planning picture one could have the feeling that trying to improve the throughput while having fewer inventories and less operating expenses is a mission impossible. If we try to apply the regular (finite-capacity) solutions the answer is: YES! For getting a realistic solution to this…

Joe the Efficient Expert

In discussing the costs incident to various types of operations, the analogy was drawn of the restaurant, which adds a rack of peanuts to the counter, intending to pick up a little additional profit in the usual course of business. However, the accuracy of the analogy is evident when one considers the actual problem faced…