1 – What is the ToC ?

The concept of TOC was introduced under the analogy of the chain : “A chain is a sequence of strong and weak interdependent elements. Improving the performance of the chain can only do this by improving the weak element”. Historical  It is a method...

2 – Set up the ToC

To set up the ToC, E. GOLDRATT offers a 5-step method. Introduction The setting up of TOC consists of concentrating on the “constraint” of our system. Step 1 – Identify the constraint By considering the whole system (from client to supplier) that we want...

3 – DBR Planning

TOC uses a mechanism to diagram the interdependence of elements within a chain, allowing the building of a resource planning system. Introduction to Planning The TOC developed by Goldratt postulates that any business has a purpose, and is limited to reach it by its...

4 – Critical chain management

The critical chain is a tool developed by Goldratt to improve project management processes. Based on field observations and on the principles of the stress theories he developed, he devised an effective method that challenges the principles of classic planning....

5 – ToC Accounting

More than a system of improvement, ToC proposes a new way of accounting for purchases and expenses. Based always on the philosophy of constraint, this method of counting calls into question the known principles. The basic principle To implement a continuous...

6 – The Thinking Process

The Thinking Process is the problem solving method of TOC. It is a suite of tools for finding the root cause and driving the improvement. The principle The thinking processes is a set of tools, used throughout the continuous improvement process, advocated by Goldratt...