Updating the tools, principles, and methods presented in the bestselling first edition, this updated edition explains how to implement the authors’ proven improvement methodology that unifies the Theory of Constraints with Lean and Six Sigma. The bookuses a compelling novel format to demonstrate how to achieve superior on-time delivery along with unprecedented levels of profitability.
Besides explaining how to implement the authors’ unified improvement methodology, the book arms readers with a proven method for convincing management that using the improvement methodology outlined in the text will lead to significantly higher levels of profitability.
This edition has been updated with an expanded appendix that includes more in-depth discussions of the tools covered in the first edition. This edition also sheds more light on the reasoning behind why the very best improvement results can be achieved by the unification of the Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma (TLS). The appendix also provides additional detail about how the concepts covered in the book can be applied to your organization.
The primary theme throughout this book is the focus on the unity and enhancement of improvement tools and methods. The book includes an appendix that allows readers to explore, in much more detail, the principles, tools, and techniques presented in the novel portion of the book.
The authors detail a pioneering pathway for significant gains in profitability and market share for any company choosing to implement the methodologies that are presented. Some of the concepts, tools, and principles presented may seem counterintuitive to many readers, but if the principles are understood and followed, the exceptional results are sure to follow
… a very important book for any organization sincerely interested in doing more with the same, or even fewer resources. … The real value of this book is twofold. It provides the first comprehensive picture of what TOC is all about and does so in an eminently readable fashion. Secondly, the appendices provide much-needed detail for those who wish to understand and capitalize on these applications.
This book provides a much-needed comprehensive view on how TOC can be used to help organizations greatly increase productivity and with it wealth and standard of living. It also provides important insights in how to effectively integrate the TOC, Lean, and Six Sigma approaches to produce even greater results.
—Bob Fox, Founding Member of The Goldratt Institute, The TOC Center, Inc., and Viable Vision LLC
Joe's First Day. Joe's Second Day. Joe's Meeting With Connor. Joe's Meeting with the VP of OP'S. Sam and Connor Meet. The Strategy Session at Jonah's. The Second Meeting with Connor. The Interference Diagram. The Meeting with Jerry. Becky Meets Connor. Another Meeting at Jonah's. The Parts Issue. Fabrics-R-Us. Training Fabrics and Greg. Performance Metrics. CCPM-Part 1. CCPM-Part 2. Joe's and Sam's Trip to Corporate. The Corporate Purchasing Team. Connor Goes to SIMCO. The Finale.