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Constraint Management in Manufacturing

Optimising the Supply Chain, 1st Edition

By Ted Hutchin

CRC Press

192 pages

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Focusing on making money out of the supply chain, this book describes how to successfully manage manufacturing companies in today's global context. The text explores how constraint management, with roots in the Theory of Constraints, produces wealth through the development of manufacturers' strengths.

Constraint Management in Manufacturing: Optimising the Global Supply Chain is for both practitioners and researchers alike. It is an instructional tool for anyone teaching operations management and related subjects, and is a valuable guide for those striving to improve the performance of their own companies. The text addresses the increasing demand for manufacturing approaches that apply constraint management and link it to the creative use of new technologies, including the Internet.

The text draws on the author's own experiences implementing constraint management within UK manufacturing, using case studies to highlight the key issues that enhance bottom-line performance. It examines the role of new product development, production, distribution, team development, and the strategic focus required to turn the supply chain/revenue chain into a true value stream for any company.

Table of Contents

UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURE TO SUCCEED

Introduction to the World of Manufacturing

Key Themes in Manufacturing

Globalisation of the Supply Chain

Supply Chain/Network Management

Chain or Network?

Lean Thinking

An Example of Misplaced Focus

Manufacturing: A Constraint Management Perspective

Constraint Manufacturing Defined

The Core Competencies of Constraint Manufacturing

THE REVENUE CHAIN AND THE IMPACT IT HAS

Defining the Chain

Measurements

The Problem with Problems

A Quick Snapshot of the Organisation

The Notion of the Constraint

Typology of Constraints

The Five Focusing Steps of TOC Revisited

The Laws of Constraint Management

THE FULL ENTERPRISE ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY

Three Basic Questions

Analysing Problems

Gaining Consensus on the Problem

The Starting Point is the Undesirable Effects (UDEs)

The Conflict a UDE Creates

How Bad Can a UDE Go?

The Application of the UDE Cloud

Constructing the Composite Cloud

Developing the Core Solution

Creating the Full Feature Set of the Solution

Developing the Implementation Plan

Making It Happen

The Impact of Paradigm Lock within Constraint Management

The Impact of the Paradigm Lock Cloud

MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

Background to New Product Development and Project Management

Typology of Projects

Critical Chain Introduced

A Worked Example: Single Projects

Buffer Management

Delivering the Project

The Sequence of Creating a Critical Chain Schedule

Project Example: Single Project

Substantial Delay in Start?

Multi-Project and Critical Chain

MANAGING PRODUCTION

Typical Problems in Production

The Application of DBR Simulations

Developing the Drum-Buffer-Rope Solution

Direction of the Solution

Case Study 1

Case Study 2

Developing the Ability to Implement Constraint Manufacturing within the Production Area

GETTING THE PRODUCT TO THE CUSTOMER

The Analysis of Distribution

Developing the Solution

Replenishment: the Solution

THE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF MANAGING CHANGE

Introduction

The Role of Change and Change Management

Managing Change

The Change Agent

Resistance to Change

The Politics of Change

Change/Implementation Models and Conflict Resolution Examined

Organisational Learning

An Analysis of Change Control Models

Linking the Paradigm Lock Cloud to Models of Change

The Constraint Management Wheel of Change

PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER: GAINING A TRUE ENTERPRISE FOCUS

Enterprise Focus Revisited

Final Thoughts

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS070050
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Industries / Manufacturing Industries
BUS076000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Purchasing & Buying
TEC020000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Manufacturing