Theory of Constraints (TOC)

is a business management approach that identifies and manages the constraints in your business that limit your ability to achieve your goals.

 

Proven Results:

  • Increase profit margin
  • Improve on-time delivery by more than 40%
  • Reduce chaos throughout the business

"There really is no choice in the matter. Either you manage constraints or they manage you. The constraints will determine the output of the system whether they are acknowledged and managed or not."

— Noreen, Smith, and Mackey,
The Theory of Constraints and its Implications for Management Accounting (North River Press, 1995)

 
 STEP 1  STEP 2  STEP 3
ENGAGE ENGAGE ie8spacer EDUCATE EDUCATE EMBED EMBED
  • Assess the opportunity
  • Develop the plan
  • Outline potential results
  • Teach change management concepts that generate sustainable change
  • Apply a five-step process of ongoing improvement to impact throughput and profit
  • Facilitate the development of an action plan to measure and manage constraints
  • Help make it yours
  • Evaluate results
  • Coach you to achieve real change
 

Contact Mike Willett at 319-240-2488 or mwillett@iastate.edu to discuss how to meet your goals by challenging the way you think.

 
 

Last updated: 1/8/2016