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Theory of Constraints

Goldratt Institute, New Haven USA
TOC Expert (Jonah) in Strategy, Project Management & Supply Chain
1998-1999

The Theory of Constraints (TOC) is an overall philosophy developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, usually applied to running and improving an organization. TOC consists of Problem Solving and Management/Decision-Making Tools called the Thinking Processes (TP).

The theory of constraints (TOC) is a management paradigm that views any manageable system as being limited in achieving more of its goals by a very small number of constraints. There is always at least one constraint, and TOC uses a focusing process to identify the constraint and restructure the rest of the organization around it. TOC adopts the common idiom "a chain is no stronger than its weakest link". This means that processes, organizations, etc., are vulnerable because the weakest person or part can always damage or break them or at least adversely affect the outcome.

I have applied the Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) method with great success at VDL/Bova in setting up a coach production plant.

The Dynamic Buffer Management (DBM) was applied in the startup VivaCadena, in my role as Chief Operations.

For Goldratt Consulting I have implemented Viable Visions mainly in India.