2nd Edition

Re-Engineering the Manufacturing System Applying the Theory of Constraints, Second Edition

By Robert E. Stein Copyright 2003

    An information systems trailblazer in the domains of decision support and factory and supply chain synchronization, the second edition of Re-Engineering the Manufacturing System stays true to its title, once again bestowing uniquely straightforward instructions for designing, installing, and operating manufacturing information systems. This updated and expanded source takes care to clarify the often blurred concepts of synchronization and optimization and offers implementation advice from four discrete angles to yield better bottom-line results. It shows how to exploit an information system, rolling ERP system implementation into the TOC framework to promote profit materialization.

    Definition and Design: an introduction; visiting the traditional system; synchronization versus optimization; establishing the characteristics of an information system; defining the structure; identifying the constraint; exploitation; subordination;buffer management; supporting the decision process; making strategic decisions; modifying the current system. Implementation: implementing a TOC-based information system; implementing an ERP system to improve profit; critical chain project management;scheduling the multiproject environment. Appendices: ERP implementation at ABC company; glossary of TOC terms.


    Robert E. Stein (Consultant, Cedar Park, Texas, USA) (Author)