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Introduction to the Theory of Constraints (TOC) Management System

1st Edition

By Thomas B. McMullen, Jr

CRC Press

320 pages

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Hardback: 9781574440669
pub: 1998-04-13
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Introducing an important new expression of management science called the Theory of Constraints (TOC), this book helps busy executives and professionals quickly learn and implement TOC principles. Introduction to the Theory of Constraints (TOC) Management System organizes several proven TOC principles, processes, and solutions into a TOC management system that has been successfully applied to everything from manufacturing industries to health care.

The Theory of Constraints is based on the scientific method that has been developed and refined for nearly three decades by Dr. Eli Goldratt. The TOC management system offers management techniques that are sound, practical, and can be applied to nearly every company, project, or personal endeavor imaginable. It has created fundamentally new ways of managing, and has dramatically improved the ability of hundreds of thousands of individuals to make smart decisions on a daily basis. If you've read Eli Goldratt's bestselling books and wondered how to put his ideas to work, Introduction to the Theory of Constraints (TOC) Management System tells what TOC is, where it came from, who uses it, and how to get started with it.

Table of Contents

What is the Theory of Constraints (TOC)?

A Management Science

Elements of the TOC Management System

TOC Thinking Processes ("Logic Trees")

TP Impact on Management Skills

TOC Project Management

The TOC Financial Management System

TOC Logistics and Scheduling

The TOC Management System at Work

Where Did TOC Come From?

Why Do People Say They Like TOC

Who Has Used TOC?

APICS Constraint Management Symposia

Additional Sources

Other Public Domain Indications of TOC Activity

Where is TOC Headed?

How Do I Get Started With TOC?

Company-Wide TOC Implementations

Starting as an Individual

TOC Resources for Self-Education

No Time Like the Present!

Epilogue: A Riddle, but Follow the Rules!



About the Series

The CRC Press Series on Constraints Management

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management Science
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Engineering (General)