Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints

Mandyam Srinivasan


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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Introductory and Intermediate

Length:

384 pages

Designed for:

Academics, Consultants, Implementers, Managers and Project Managers

Topics:

Distribution, Finance and Measurements, Supply Chain, Viable Vision and Operations/Production

Application:

Buffer Management, Critical Chain, Drum-Buffer-Rope, Five Focusing Steps, Pull System/Replenishment and Throughput Accounting

Language:

English

Format:

Hardcover and Download

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Innovative strategies for integrating Lean and the Theory of Constraints to create the smooth flow of goods and services through the supply chain.

\\Building Lean Supply Chains Using the Theory of Constraints\\ presents key principles for building and managing the Lean supply chain in a systematic manner. At the same time, the book offers specific steps and instructions to help you deal with the complexities of running the business from a logistics and operations perspective. This detailed resource stresses systems thinking. It uniquely integrates two management philosophies: the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Lean thinking, illustrating how they complement and reinforce each other to create the smooth flow of goods and services through the supply chain.

The book offers a number of new developments to competitors: it introduces the Lean Supply Chain roadmap and discusses some of the latest developments in TOC, in particular the Viable Vision, the Thinking Process, Critical Chain Project Management and Visual Project Management, and Strategy and Tactics trees. This strategic resource also contains a section on supply chain partnering that demonstrates how it is possible to apply simple Lean concepts to deliver a win-win-win solution for multiple supply chain partners. \\Building Lean Supply Chains Using the Theory of Constraints\\ Addresses Lean thinking in conjunction with TOC, demonstrating how they can work together synergistically Introduces the Lean Supply Chain roadmap and TOC\\\'s Viable Vision, a new, cutting-edge topic for increasing revenue Offers 16 extremely practical principles for building and managing the supply chain Shows how to apply basic principles from TOC to significantly increase the profitability of an organization Offers guidance on how to apply Lean thinking in conjunction with throughput accounting (a TOC tool) to offer better value to customers at a competitive price.

Content:

  • The lean supply chain roadmap
  • Envisioning the lean supply chain: Systems thinking
  • Adopting a Throughput world
  • Designing products and processes to fulfill customer needs
  • Building a competitive operations strategy
  • Partnering in the lean supply chain
  • Streamlining the value stream
  • Creating flow through the supply chain
  • Managing projects the Theory of Constraints