Focused Operations Management: Achieving More with Existing Resources

Boaz Ronen and Shimeon Pass


Level of TOC knowledge acquired:



464 pages

Designed for:

Consultants, Executives and Managers


Management Skills and Finance and Measurements


Five Focusing Steps and Throughput Accounting




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Focused Management provides a system view and touches upon issues of performance measures, operations management, quality, cost-accounting, pricing, and above all, value creation and value enhancement. Its main theme is that one can do much more with the existing resources in terms of throughput, response time and quality.

The methods described in the book are:

  •  based on “common sense”
  •  valuable for business organizations as well as for not-for-profit organizations, in service, manufacturing, hi-tech, financial services, retail, and communication companies.
  • applicable for both large and small organizations
  • aimed at managers of all levels

The book includes the use of methods such as the Theory of Constraints (TOC) that yields fast results, and demonstrates how simple tools like the Focusing Table, the Focusing Matrix, the Complete Kit concept and applications of the Pareto Analysis can increase throughput, reduce response time and create value.


  • Management principles in the dynamic environment
  • The Pareto Rule, the Focusing Table,and the Focusing Matrix
  • The Theory of Constraints (TOC)
  • Resolving managerial conflicts
  • Reducing long response times
  • The Complete Kit concept
  • Performance measures and managerial control
  • Quality management and process control
  • Strategy, positioning, and focusing
  • Value-focused project management