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Constraint Management in Manufacturing
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UNDERSTAND THE PRESSURE TO SUCCEED
Introduction to the World of Manufacturing
Key Themes in Manufacturing
Globalisation of the Supply Chain
Supply Chain/Network Management
Chain or Network?
Lean Thinking
An Example of Misplaced Focus
Manufacturing: A Constraint Management Perspective
Constraint Manufacturing Defined
The Core Competencies of Constraint Manufacturing

THE REVENUE CHAIN AND THE IMPACT IT HAS
Defining the Chain
Measurements
The Problem with Problems
A Quick Snapshot of the Organisation
The Notion of the Constraint
Typology of Constraints
The Five Focusing Steps of TOC Revisited
The Laws of Constraint Management

THE FULL ENTERPRISE ANALYSIS METHODOLOGY
Three Basic Questions
Analysing Problems
Gaining Consensus on the Problem
The Starting Point is the Undesirable Effects (UDEs)
The Conflict a UDE Creates
How Bad Can a UDE Go?
The Application of the UDE Cloud
Constructing the Composite Cloud
Developing the Core Solution
Creating the Full Feature Set of the Solution
Developing the Implementation Plan
Making It Happen
The Impact of Paradigm Lock within Constraint Management
The Impact of the Paradigm Lock Cloud

MANAGING NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT
Background to New Product Development and Project Management
Typology of Projects
Critical Chain Introduced
A Worked Example: Single Projects
Buffer Management
Delivering the Project
The Sequence of Creating a Critical Chain Schedule
Project Example: Single Project
Substantial Delay in Start?
Multi-Project and Critical Chain

MANAGING PRODUCTION
Typical Problems in Production
The Application of DBR Simulations
Developing the Drum-Buffer-Rope Solution
Direction of the Solution
Case Study 1
Case Study 2
Developing the Ability to Implement Constraint Manufacturing within the Production Area

GETTING THE PRODUCT TO THE CUSTOMER
The Analysis of Distribution
Developing the Solution
Replenishment: the Solution

THE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF MANAGING CHANGE
Introduction
The Role of Change and Change Management
Managing Change
The Change Agent
Resistance to Change
The Politics of Change
Change/Implementation Models and Conflict Resolution Examined
Organisational Learning
An Analysis of Change Control Models
Linking the Paradigm Lock Cloud to Models of Change
The Constraint Management Wheel of Change

PULLING IT ALL TOGETHER: GAINING A TRUE ENTERPRISE FOCUS
Enterprise Focus Revisited
Final Thoughts

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