Combining Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance (Chapter 36 of the Theory of Constraints Handbook)AGI-Goldratt Institute
Level of TOC knowledge acquired:Advanced and Intermediate
Designed for:Consultants, Implementers, Managers and Shop Floor workers
This is an individual chapter of Theory of Constraints Handbook. This chapters purpose is to provide an understanding of the synergies and the discords of TOC and Lean Six Sigma in order to fully integrate the methodologies to ensure real bottom line results.
Basic definitions of TOC, Lean and Six Sigma are presented, including a review of the synergies between the three methods. In addition, this chapter will discuss the areas of disconnect and present a breakthrough integrated Velocity process that results in bottom line improvement for the organization.
- Six Sigma
- Theory of Constraints (TOC)
- Discords that can Block the Effective Integration of TOC and Lean Six Sigma (LSS)
- Work Behaviors
- Material Release
- Replenishment System
- TOCLSS—Fully Integrated TOC, Lean, and Six Sigma
Comprehensive coverage of the Theory of Constraints
Complete Table of contents of the Theory of Constraints Handbook
- I: What is TOC?
- II: Critical Chain Project Management
- III: DBR, Buffer Management, and Distribution
- IV: Performance Measures
- V: Strategy, Marketing, and Sales
- VI: Thinking Processes
- VII: TOC in Services
- VIII: TOC in Complex Environments
- Theory of Constraints in Complex Organizations
- Applications of Strategy and Tactics Trees in Organizations
- Complex Environments
- Combining Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance
- Using TOC in Complex Systems
- Theory of Constraints for Personal Productivity/Dilemmas
- IX: Summary
About the Authors:
James F. Cox III, Ph.D, CFPIM, CIRM, holds TOCICO certifications in all disciplines. He is a Jonah's Jonah, Professor Emeritus, and was the Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Dr. Cox has written three books on TOC.
John Schleier holds TOCICO certifications in all disciplines. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mortgage Services Division of Alltel, Inc., Executive Vice President of Computer Power, Inc., and Director of Office Systems and Data Delivery for IBM.