Theory of Constraints - Do It Yourself Kit for Small & Medium Size Enterprises for Distribution
Theory of Constraints - Do It Yourself Kit for Small & Medium Size Enterprises for Distribution
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Theory of Constraints - Do It Yourself Kit for Small & Medium Size Enterprises for Distribution

Last updated on 2015-09-24

About the Book

This eBook is an instruction manual for implementing Theory of Constraints' application for Distribution.

This eBook is targeted at Business Owners, Managers, Consultants and Implementers.

If you are in Distribution business, and you have frequent shortages and surpluses and are carrying high inventory, this eBook can certainly help you.

Table of Contents

  •  
    • Copyright Information
    • This book is dedicated to
    • Preface
    • I am thankful to…
    • Check the Symptoms
    • How to Go About Implementing
    • Overview
      • The Vicious Cycle
      • How to reverse the vicious cycle – The Solution
    • Assumptions
  • Phase 1 – Streamline Central Distribution Centre (CDC)
    • Chapter 1 : Gather Data
    • Chapter 2 : Reduce Replenishment Time
      • Reducing Order Lead Time (OLT)
      • Reducing Transportation Lead Time (TLT)
      • Reducing Production Lead Time (PLT)
    • Chapter 3 : Determine How Much Stock to be Kept
    • Chapter 4 : Identify and close the gaps
    • Chapter 5 : Manage the Buffers
    • Chapter 6 : Managing Purchased Products
  • Phase 2 – Streamline Regional Distribution Centers (RDC)
    •  
      • Chapter 1 : Gather Data
      • Chapter 2 : Reduce Replenishment Time
      • Chapter 3 : Determine How Much Stock to be Kept
      • Chapter 4 : Identify and close the gaps
      • Chapter 5 : Manage the Buffers
      • Chapter 6 : Managing Purchased Products
  • Phase 3: Streamline Retail Stores
    •  
      • Chapter 1 : Gather Data
      • Chapter 2 : Reduce Replenishment Time
      • Chapter 3 : Determine How Much Stock to be Kept
      • Chapter 4 : Identify and close the gaps
      • Chapter 5 : Manage the Buffers
      • Chapter 6 : Managing Purchased Products
  • Phase 4 : Repetitive and Proactive Actions
    •  
      • Repetitive Actions
        • The New Mantras
      • Proactive Actions
  • Phase 5 : What if you do not have the generic model described in this eBook?
    • Available Software (In random order)
    • Appendix A - Overview of Five Focusing Steps
      • Step 1: Identify the Constraint
        • What is Constraint?
        • How do you find the Constraint?
        • Types of Constraints
      • Step 2: Decide How to Exploit the Constraint
      • Step 3: Subordinate Everything Else (to the Above Decision)
        • What is subordination?
        • How easy or difficult is to subordinate?
        • What does subordination practically mean?
      • Step 4: (Evaluate Various Alternatives to) Elevate the Constraint
      • Step 5: Go back to Step 1 (Do not let the inertia to set in).
      • How do you know that you are managing the Constraint?
        • Identifying the Constraint
        • Time Management
        • Customer Service Level
        • Utilization
        • Improvement
        • Inventory
        • Cash flow
    • Appendix B - Bibliography

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About the Author

Rajeev Athavale
Rajeev Athavale

I am a TOC consultant. I teach and implement TOC. I have been studying and trying TOC over a decade.

I am an ardent fan of ToC. For past few years, reading about TOC has moved me from “I am impressed” to “I like it” to “I want to know more…”. I did not realize when it became a passion for me. Now, I eat, sleep, walk and breath TOC.

By sheer accident, I came across the famous book “The Goal” and that changed my life. I went on reading Goldratt’s next book “Its not luck” and thereafter I read all his books. Fortunately, Internet is a great source of information and it opened up the wealth of knowledge for me.

As I did more and more research on TOC, I felt the need for crystallizing and documenting the knowledge that I gained. I created my own training material and conducted a two-day workshop on TOC in my company. Thanks to Internet, I kept on enriching my Training material.

Apart from my own consulting, I had the opportunity to work on a large TOC implementation called "Viable Vision". The project was implemented by Goldratt Consulting.

As a part of the project, I had undergone training from various experts from Goldratt Schools such as Oded Cohen, Mickey Granot, Philip Wiljoen, Eli Schragenheim, Humberto Baptista, Kiran Kothekar and Martin Powell.

Apart from the training and on the job experience, study of Goldratt’s webcast, Strategy & Tactics Trees, TOC Insights, TOC Simulators (GSIM, MICSS, PM SIM, and Distribution), TOC Games and TOC SLPs have helped me to enrich his TOC related knowledge.

My passion for learning, experimenting, sharing knowledge and achieving results continues…

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