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The Boundaries of TOC or What is “Not TOC”? by Eli Schragenheim

A colleague of mine, Alfonso Navarro, a TOC expert from Colombia, made the point that when people challenge a TOC methodology, offer substantial changes, or raise a new idea never discussed before, they get the response “This is not TOC!” Alfonso … Continue reading

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Agility: How SMEs can benefit from agile methods By Wolfram Müller

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are currently exposed to a lot of pressure to conform. Competitiveness is growing, rival firms are snapping at their heels – everything needs to be quicker and cheaper. To be able to survive and even … Continue reading

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The Boundaries of TOC or What is “Not TOC”?

By Eli Schragenheim A colleague of mine, Alfonso Navarro, a TOC expert from Colombia, made the point that when people challenge a TOC methodology, offer substantial changes, or raise a new idea never discussed before, they get the response “This is … Continue reading

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Agility: How SMEs can benefit from agile methods

By Wolfram Müller, VISTEM GmbH & Co. KG Agile methods are often unsuitable for the structures involved in SMEs. A mixture of classic and agile project management can be the solution here. Small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are currently exposed … Continue reading

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Companies resort to Theory of Constraints to stay ahead in the game by Priyanka Sangani

Five years ago, Dr Reddy’s Laboratories (DRL) was facing a difficult time in the US. It had a significant number of backorders and supplier ratings were at an all-time low. That’s when the company started implementing processes advocated by the … Continue reading

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Goldratt’s “Theory of Constraints” Thinking Processes – Part 2

A Systems Methodology linking Soft with Hard by Victoria Mabin The hard science presents itself in the form of the logical structures of the diagrams: viz, necessary condition logic, the sufficient cause logic, and the strict logic rules that are … Continue reading

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New Section! Understanding TOC Concepts: Bad Multitasking

The TOC solution for Project Management strongly addresses the need to eliminate or significantly reduce “bad multitasking”.   But, what is actually “bad multitasking” and what is the difference with just “multitasking” or “good multitasking”? The TOC Dictionary provides the … Continue reading

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Goldratt’s “Theory of Constraints” Thinking Processes – Part 1

A Systems Methodology linking Soft with Hard by Victoria Mabin In its brief 30-year history, Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC) methodology has evolved into a systems methodology that links elements of both soft and hard systems methods. The major component … Continue reading

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Focus Right – Not everything that can be improved should be

Not everything that can be improved should be. Interview with Rami Goldratt By Priyanka Sangani Rami Goldratt continues his father’s work by helping companies improve their response time to the market using TOC as a system management tool. India is … Continue reading

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Failures in the High Street

Theory of Constraints in Practice – Chapter 1 by Martin Powell, Director of Goldratt Solutions Ltd. and The Goldratt Centre Ltd Failures in Retail are usually caused by the businesses just running out of cash – in other words they … Continue reading

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