OPS 571 Week 3 DQ 2in Business (Education) by nerdythetutor
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Week 3 Discussion Question 2
TOC advocates exploiting process bottlenecks. What does this mean? Provide at least two examples in business where this can be done effectively.
The main concept of TOC is to identify and exploit bottlenecks. TOC views every system as a chain or a system of chains (e.g. all tasks that have to be accomplished in particular order to finish a software project). This is essential way of thinking as it implies that every chain has the weakest link - a bottleneck. Furthermore, at the particular point of the time there is the only one weakest link, which enables clear focus. The weakest link (bottleneck) can be found and strengthened. Working only with the weakest links will improve the system (chain) as a whole. Most commonly, physical bottlenecks are just a result...