"CIRAS helped us look at things differently, to see the big picture and tackle problems that were sensitive without hurting feelings.
As a result, we have become better manufacturers and have developed a plan for doing things more efficiently."
- Al Stensrud, President, ADA Enterprises Inc.
Identify Constraints to Improve Business Performance
The Theory of Constraints is a business management approach for manufacturers that identifies and controls those things in a business that limit the company’s ability to achieve its goals.
Theory of Constraints-based training and technical assistance is available to Iowa companies with these issues:
- Low profits or shortage of cash
- Lead times that are too long
- Poor due-date performance
- Too much inventory
- Too little inventory
- Constantly shifting priorities
- Too much overtime
CIRAS experts can work with company leadership to develop a common understanding within the management team. We’ll help leaders determine what to change, what the result of that change will be, and how to spark the change – all before the beginning of implementation coaching.
On average over the last 10 years, Iowa companies who received Theory of Constraints training and assistance from CIRAS reported an economic impact of more than $12.6 million per year.
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