The Constraints Management Handbook Ntal Information

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September 1997



This comprehensive how-to manual is for managers who are interested in adopting the production planning and control methods first described in Eli Goldratt's bestselling book, "The Goal". The reader is guided step-by-step through the entire process, with easy-to-understand examples and real case studies, showing where and how to best apply those methods in the three fundamental manufacturing structures.


Section I: Constraints Management Logistics Basics What is Constraints Management? The Production Planning and Control Framework The Five-Step Focusing Process The Drum-Buffer-Rope Scheduling Method The V-A-T Logical Structures Analysis Section II: Case Studies of CM Facilities An Overview of the Cases and Analysis Valmont/ALS Brenham, Texas The Trane Company, Inc., Macon, Georgia Stanley Furniture, Stanleytown, Virginia Section III: Overview of Other CM Tools The Constraints Management Measurement System The Constraints Management Thinking Processes Index


"The Constraints Management Handbook is an excellent attempt to unify the pieces in production: sorting through the fog of classification, the overlap between MRP, JIT and TOC, and clarifying the implications on one of the most important aspects-the measurements. On these topics they have done a comprehensive work. But they don't stop there. They also introduce the reader to the power of using logic in a systematic way-the thinking processes-so that more people will help in the effort to turn the field of management into a hard science." -Eli M. Goldratt, author of The Goal, It's Not Luck, and Critical Chain "I congratulate Jim Cox and Mike Spencer on an excellent book. As pioneers of constraints management in the academic community, it is fitting that they author the first comprehensive handbook on the topic. The book takes all the facets of constraints management: logistics, focusing steps and the thinking processes and presents them in an easy-to-understand and logical manner. The robustness of their real case study examples are excellent. If an organization or executive is considering embracing constraints management as part of their approach, this book along with The Goal is a must read." -John Covington, Chesapeake Consulting Inc.
EAN: 9781574440607
ISBN: 1574440608
Untertitel: 'APICS Constraints Management'. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: CRC PR INC
Erscheinungsdatum: September 1997
Seitenanzahl: 344 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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