What is the "Theory of Constraints"? The Theory of Constraints is a
thinking process that has as a central philosophy cause and effect
relationships. It takes a critical look at what is constraining an
organization from achieving its desired result, and uses a prescribed,
repeatable, methodology to overcome what is constraining.
The Theory of Constraints
(TOC) applies the cause-and-effect thinking processes used in the hard sciences
to understand and improve all systems, but particularly, organizations
The Theory of Constraints (TOC) consists of three parts:
- A set of problem-solving tools - called the TOC Thinking
Processes (TP) - to logically and systematically answer the three
questions essential to any process of on-going improvement: "What to change?",
"To what to change to?" and "How to cause the change?";
A set of daily management tools - taken from the
Processes - that can be used to significantly improve vital
management skills, such as communication, effecting change, team building and
Innovative, proven solutions created by applying the
Thinking Processes to specific application areas, such as Production
(as introduced in The Goal by Eli Goldratt), Distribution (as discussed in Its Not Luck,
by Eli Goldratt),
Marketing and Sales (as discussed in Its Not Luck), Project Management, and
Setting The Direction of The Company, to name only a few.
- Custom Design and
- Do you have a part that needs designing and manufacturing, but don't
know how to get that accomplished? Let our team design and manufacture
your custom part for you.
- Business Process Consulting
- How do you apply the theory of constraints to business operations?
How do we look at the business in order to make things more effective?
What do our customers need? What do we need? Asking why and picking
apart that answer often uncovers waste that made sense to someone at some
point but today does not add value to your business. Let us ask those
questions and help you determine what to change, and what to change to.
- Construction Inspection, Testing, and
- Issues with your Air Conditioning? Heat not working? Hot
Sport? Cold Spots? Energy Bills too high? Most mechanical systems are
not used to their capacity, nor designed to operate effectively - most are
designed so the builder does not get a callback. Let us take a look
and design a solution that works for you, the customer.
- Computer System Setup and Operations
- Need help getting that wireless network up and running? Have
a question about how to get your word template formatted for use by multiple
users? These and most PC based questions can be resolved.
- Government Grant Writing
- Grants from the federal government are available for many businesses.
How do you find funding for that project that you know will be a viable
economic driver someday, but just don't have the funding to dedicate at the
moment? The government is here to help.