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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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  • Using Inventory Replenishment to Raise Prices and Gross Margins

    How large clothing distributor and retailer changed the replenishment approach of their distribution centre and retail shops toContinue reading “Using Inventory Replenishment to Raise Prices and Gross Margins”

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  • Is the Problem Really That Your Forecast is Inaccurate?

    How a large publishing company discovered their primary problem was not trying to predict how many novels toContinue reading “Is the Problem Really That Your Forecast is Inaccurate?”

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  • Extreme Drum-Buffer-Rope and Extreme Buffer Management

    Presented by Duncan Patrick and Jack Warchalowski of CMS Montera at the 2019 TOCICO International Conference in Chicago,Continue reading “Extreme Drum-Buffer-Rope and Extreme Buffer Management”

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  • Why Use TOC to Increase Shareholder Value

    Presented by Harold Karp of Applied Process and Jack Warchalowski of CMS Montera at the 2018 TOCICO InternationalContinue reading “Why Use TOC to Increase Shareholder Value”

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