GSP on Operations - DBR and Buffer Management

Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt



Level of TOC knowledge acquired:



3 hours

Designed for:

Business owners, Consultants, Implementers, Leaders, Managers, Shop Floor workers and Executives




Buffer Management, Drum-Buffer-Rope, Thinking Processes and Five Focusing Steps


Chinese simplified, Chinese traditional, Russian, Spanish and English


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The key to replicating Alex Rogo\\\\\\\'s achievements described in The Goal lies in the ability to transform production from the prevailing cost-world mentality into the common sense approach of the throughput-world mentality by evaluating the performance of a section based on its impact on the performance of the system as a whole.

Dr. Goldratt shares the full analysis of the dilemma faced by production (what to change?) and reveals the TOC Solutions (what to change to?) for Drum-Buffer-Rope (the logistics mechanism) and Buffer Management (the control mechanism).

  • Drum - the schedule of the tasks at the constraint.
  • Buffer - providing protection against uncertainty (Murphy) for the constraint so that the system can maximize throughput.
  • Rope - communication process from the constraint, choking the release of work to be in line with the constraint.
  • Buffer Management - a process for prioritizing, according to the Drum, the tasks which haven\\\\\\\'t arrived yet at the constraint

Your organization will learn how to carry out practical changes and what are the points you should take into account to have a successful implementation.

Includes a Q&A segment.

A knowledge sharing tool for group learning and buy-in to:

  • Replicate Alex Rogo's achievements described in the best selling book The Goal.
  • Learn the applications of Drum-Buffer-Rope (the logistics) and Buffer Management (the control) to achieve short and reliable lead-times to customer orders, while revealing hidden production capacity without any additional investment.
  • Put SIMPLE & common sense procedures that your team can put into practice for IMMEDIATE results.
  • Understand the answers to the questions “what to change?” and “what to change to?” to significantly IMPROVE PERFORMANCE.
  • Gain consensus from different stakeholders.
  • Use as a comprehensive and system-focused learning resource for organizational development, group training, curriculum or library


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What is the problem (what to change)?

• System approach

• Things to improve - An example

• Current Reality in the steel industry

• Evaporating Cloud: The inherent conflict in operations

• Dependent resources

What is the solution (what to change to)?

• An hour lost at the bottleneck is an hour lost for the entire system

• What is the damage in doing additional set-ups on a non-bottleneck? What are the benefits?

• The Roadrunner Rule.


• Wandering bottleneck phenomena

How to cause the change?

• Implementing Drum-Buffer-Rope

• Operational Issues

• Tactical Issues

• Buffer Management


Questions & Answers

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The GSP was recorded during the live broadcast of the Goldratt Satellite Program presented by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt in eight sessions during March to May 1999.



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  • The 8 sessions of the GSP Series can be purchased by session or as a complete set. Each session includes a downloadable notebook. The complete DVD set includes one DVD per session.
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If you are an Academic who is part of a formal educational institution, you are welcome to participate in our Academic Program which allows the Professor/University to teach students about the Theory of Constraints (TOC) using any of the following materials:

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Our Academic Program offers the Professor/University an opportunity to incorporate TOC Materials, such as the The Goal movie, TOC Insights, TOC Self Learning Programs, and GSP Series, into the course curriculum in order to provide a base of knowledge about the Theory of Constraints, and/or to include cases studies and video presentations from in order to show specific examples of how TOC has been implemented.

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The benefits of participating in an Academic programs are huge. There is no monetary investment for the Professor/University. The Professor will have access to learning material which supports their course and expands their own personal knowledge of TOC. The students will be learning about TOC with materials that provide detailed knowledge and support and deepen their understanding.

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