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Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraintsby Mandyam Srinivasan
Synopses & Reviews
Innovative strategies for integrating Lean and the Theory of Constraints to create the smooth flow of goods and services through the supply chain
Building Lean Supply Chains Using the Theory of Constraints presents key principles for building and managing the Lean supply chain in a systematic manner. At the same time, the book offers specific steps and instructions to help you deal with the complexities of running the business from a logistics and operations perspective. This detailed resource stresses systems thinking. It uniquely integrates two management philosophies: the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Lean thinking, illustrating how they complement and reinforce each other to create the smooth flow of goods and services through the supply chain.
The book offers a number of new developments to competitors: it introduces the Lean Supply Chain roadmap and discusses some of the latest developments in TOC, in particular the Viable Vision, the Thinking Process, Critical Chain Project Management and Visual Project Management, and Strategy and Tactics trees. This strategic resource also contains a section on supply chain partnering that demonstrates how it is possible to apply simple Lean concepts to deliver a win-win-win solution for multiple supply chain partners.
Building Lean Supply Chains Using the Theory of Constraints Addresses Lean thinking in conjunction with TOC, demonstrating how they can work together synergistically Introduces the Lean Supply Chain roadmap and TOC's Viable Vision, a new, cutting-edge topic for increasing revenue Offers 16 extremely practical principles for building and managing the supply chain Shows how to apply basic principles from TOC to significantly increase the profitability of an organization Offers guidance on how to apply Lean thinking in conjunction with throughput accounting (a TOC tool) to offer better value to customers at a competitive price
INNOVATION STRATEGIES for building and managing the supply chain using Lean and the Theory of Constraints (TOC)
With an emphasis on systems thinking, Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints uniquely integrates TOC with Lean, illustrating how these two philosophies complement and reinforce each other to create the smooth flow of goods and services through the supply chain. The majority of the chapters draw on the tools and techniques of TOC, including throughput accounting, drum-buffer-rope, TOC in distribution and replenishment, the thinking process, and critical chain project management. All of these topics are presented in the context of building and managing a lean supply chain to achieve true bottom line results.
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About the Author
Mandyam ("Srini") Srinivasan is the Pilot Corporation Chair of Excellence at the University of Tennessee. He is the author of Streamlined: 14 Principles for Building and Managing the Lean Supply Chain published by Cengage in 2004, and co-author of Supply Chain Management for Competitive Advantage published by McGraw-Hill TATA for the Indian market in 2009. Srini has many years of work experience with leading automobile manufacturing organizations, and he has consulted with a large number of industries.
Table of Contents
The Sixteen Lean Supply Chain Principles
Chapter 1. The Lean Supply Chain Roadmap
Chapter 2. Envisioning the Lean Supply Chain: Systems Thinking
Chapter 3. Adopting a Thorough World Perspective
Chapter 4. Designing Products and Processes to Fulfill Customer Needs
Chapter 5. Building a Competitive Operations Strategy
Chapter 6. Partnering in the Lean Supply Chain
Chapter 7. Streamlining the Value Stream
Chapter 8. Creating Flow Through the Supply Chain
Chapter 9. Managing Projects the Theory of Constraints Way
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