What is the theory of constraints?
The theory of constraints (TOC) is a holistic management philosophy developed by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt that is based on the principle that complex systems exhibit inherent simplicity. Even a very complex system made up of hundreds of people and scores of machines can have any given time only a very, very small number of variablesperhaps only one (known as a constraint)that actually limits the ability to generate more of the system’s goal.
What are the benefits of TOC?
Infusing TOC holistically into your management approach can
What can CIRAS do for my company?
PROJECTS: The CIRAS Productivity Improvement Team can assist Iowa manufacturers who wish to infuse TOC holistically into their management approach. CIRAS staff will facilitate the process as the top company officials lead their employees through the change process.
WORKSHOPS: CIRAS provides a number of workshops that range from providing exposure to the basic concepts of TOC to training staff on implementing aspects of the TOC functional solutions. For a list of TOC workshops, click here.
SELF STUDY: CIRAS also provides valuable educational materials on TOC on this web site. To access the TOC educational materials, click here.