Category: TOC

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GA 405 | Elevating Constraints with Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin

This week’s guests are Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin. Max and Pavel gave us their take on the relationship between lean, processes, and The Theory of Constraints. They also touched on the dangers of falling too far into one particular CI “camp.” An MP3 audio version of this episode is available

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The Moving Constraint

Let me ask you a question. Is a moving constraint/bottleneck a good thing or bad thing? I contend it’s a good thing. No, I contend it’s a great thing. Allow me to explain. Let’s say there are three processes in your widget making factory – machining, painting, and assembly. After your

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New TOC Blog

There is a new blog focused on the Theory of Constraints niche.  There is not much content posted yet but the “blue light” story summarizes Taiichi Ohno’s teaching on the difference between work and motion perfectly.  Welcome to the blogosphere Kevin. TOC Related Posts: TOC Bottleneck versus Lean Pacemaker –

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TOC Bottleneck versus Lean Pacemaker – Part 1

Tonight I am starting a 2 part series contrasting the Theory of Constraints with Lean Manufacturing. Specifically, I want to discuss the differences between a TOC “bottleneck” and a Lean Manufacturing “pacemaker.” I have seen TOC proponents and Lean Manufacturing proponents go to blows over this topic. I hope to

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