Lean Maintenance Repair and Overhaul describes how MRO organizations can achieve significant improvement in financial performance by applying the theory of constraints (TOC) to guide the implementation of lean manufacturing tools.
A case study from the February 2013 Quality Progress shows how a hospital combined lean Six Sigma and the theory of constraints to identify and eliminate bottlenecks, cutting patient wait time by 70%.
Read two sample chapters from Profitability with No Boundaries: "Chapter 1: Productivity, Growth and Prosperity" and "Chapter 4: Current Continuous Process Improvement Favorites."
Chapter 4 includes an overview of three elements of the theory of constraints:
This popular Quality Progress article from March 2002 presents a framework for choosing the improvement approach that works best for your organization.
Jim Bowie, a strategic performance improvement expert and author of Lean Acres, provides an introduction to his book and shares how the basics of lean, Six Sigma, theory of constraints, and business process reengineering fit into the continuous improvement journey in a complex environment.