The Constraints Management Handbook

James F Cox

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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Introductory

Length:

352 pages

Designed for:

Executives, Managers, Academics, Consultants and Shop Floor workers

Topics:

Ongoing Improvement and Operations/Production

Application:

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

Language:

English

Format:

Hardcopy book

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A new approach to improving the production of goods and services, Constraints Management (CM), recognizes the powerful role of the constraint (the limiting resource) in determining the output of the entire production system. By learning about and mastering CM concepts, managers can improve their companies' present output and plan for future growth as well.

A new approach to improving the production of goods and services, Constraints Management (CM), recognizes the powerful role of the constraint (the limiting resource) in determining the output of the entire production system. By learning about and mastering CM concepts, managers can improve their companies' present output and plan for future growth as well.

This book is an excellent attempt to unify the pieces in production: sorting through the fog of classification, the overlap between MRP, JIT and TOC, and clarifying the implications on one of the most important aspects-the measurements.

Key Features:

  • Explains the five-step process to continuous improvement. Covers VAT analysis, drum-buffer-rope scheduling, buffer management, and other methods, including methods that can be used with existing systems.
  • Includes in-depth case studies demonstrating successful CM techniques. Defines important terms and explains CM thinking tools.

Table of Contents


Section I:
Constraints Management Logistics Basics

  • What is Constraints Management?
  • The Production Planning and Control Framework
  • The Five-Step Focusing Process
  • The Drum-Buffer-Rope Scheduling Method
  • The V-A-T Logical Structures Analysis

Section II:
Case Studies of CM Facilities

  • An Overview of the Cases and Analysis
  • Valmont/ALS Brenham, Texas
  • The Trane Company, Inc., Macon, Georgia
  • Stanley Furniture, Stanleytown, Virginia
  • Section III: Overview of Other CM Tools
  • The Constraints Management Measurement System
  • The Constraints Management Thinking Processes

Index