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The Goal

What it is

One the world’s most-influential business books. In it, renowned author Eli Goldratt explains why traditional efficiency improvement methods fail, and offers a breakthrough alternative.

Why we recommend it

Everything we do is based on the Theory of Constraints methods outlined here. There’s no better way to learn what it is, and how we use it to drive-up performance.

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Necessary But Not Sufficient

What it is

“To realize value, bottom-line value, technology is Necessary but Not Sufficient.” NBNS outlines why most ERP investments, while often necessary, are not sufficient to deliver sustainable business results. System-wide based business management methodology and associated behaviour changes need to be driven outside of a technology platform to solve supply chain and operations management problems.

Why we recommend it

In its analysis of supply chain technology, NBNS ultimately outlines the basis for Demand Driven Replenishment and Production Management approaches and prescribes how to leverage your ERP investment to increase availability, reduce inventory and maximize system throughput.

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FEATURED POSTS

  • MTO, MTS or MTA: What’s best for your manufacturing business?

    Explore the pros and cons of Make to Order and Make to Stock strategies vs Make to Availability, a Demand-Driven Replenishment alternative.

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  • Discover the benefits of CCPM at Critical Chain 2024

    Improving project management for new product launch and development processes is an often overlooked way to boost your bottom line.

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  • Is inventory imbalance killing your KPIs?

    Too much and not enough inventory at the same time destroys your plant and business performance. Here’s how to stop the Stock Shock effect.

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ALL ARTICLES

  • Speeding Innovation to Market: More Projects in Less Time

    Presented by Duncan Patrick and Jack Warchalowski of CMS Montera at the Cambridge Technology Organization’s Communitech Peer2Peer meetingContinue reading “Speeding Innovation to Market: More Projects in Less Time”

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  • The Right Stuff: How to Set Inventory Levels and Get Buy-In from the CFO

    Presented by Pete Milroy, VP of CMS Montera at the 2012 APICS Innovation Conference.

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  • Gain Control Over your Projects with Critical Chain Project Management

    Presented by Pete Milroy, VP of CMS Montera at the 2013 APICS Innovation Conference.

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  • Critical Chain Project Management Transformation Challenges

    Presented by Jack Warchalowski and Haell Khatib of CMS Montera at the 2015 TOCICO International Conference in CapeContinue reading “Critical Chain Project Management Transformation Challenges”

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  • Transforming Manufacturing by Combining Replenishment, Complex BOMs and Seasonality

    Presented by Duncan Patrick and Pete Milroy of CMS Montera at the 2015 TOCICO International Conference in CapeContinue reading “Transforming Manufacturing by Combining Replenishment, Complex BOMs and Seasonality”

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  • I Promise – Marrying Materials and Capacity to Determine Realistic Promise Dates

    Presented by Duncan Patrick and Pete Milroy of CMS Montera at the 2016 TOCICO International Conference in Leesburg,Continue reading “I Promise – Marrying Materials and Capacity to Determine Realistic Promise Dates”

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