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Q1: What is Theory of Contraints (TOC)?
The Theory of Constraints is a management approach that emphasizes the importance of identifying the “system constraint” or bottleneck. It defines a set of tools that project teams can use to manage constraints, thereby increasing profits.
Q2: Who developed Theory of Constraints (TOC)?
The Theory of Constraints (TOC) was developed by Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt (Eli Goldratt) and was introduced in his landmark book “The Goal.”
Q3: What is the difference between Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC)?
While, TOC focusses on contraints (the “weakest links” in the system), Lean thinking focuses on the notion of value. The objective of both continuos improvement methodologies is to increase profit. Lean is aimed at cost reduction by eliminating waste and steps that do not add value to the customer. TOC on the other hand attempts to move away from cost reduction by focussing on throughput improvement. Throughput is the rate at which the organization generates money through sales.
Q4: What is Drum Buffer Rope?
Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) is a scheduling and planning tool which considers that any system has at least one contraint. This constraint controls the output for the entire system. It’s the drum, setting the beat for delivery. Buffers of time protect the drum from disruption. The rope ensures that all other resources are timed and scheduled to support the drum.
Q5: What is throughput accounting?
Througtput accounting is accounting based on TOC principles. It differs from traditional accounting in that it views accumulating inventory as a bad behavior, and cutting costs as less important than selling goods. The primary focus is to maximize throughput while minimizing inventory and operating expenses.
This module is the best one under the MBB course. Selection of Continuous Improvement or any project impacting the financials is the most important activity in an organization. “Well begun is half done.” This course focuses on this concept. Those MBBs who struggle to make their importance felt by the Top Management must attend this course.
Very well-explained about strategic project selection methodology.