Kaizen - Theory of Constraints (TOC) - Coggle Diagram
Kaizen - Theory of Constraints (TOC)
Eliyahu Goldratt - book 'The Goal'
Practical Application of Kaizen
Originates from Manufacturing
Fastest route to Significant performance improvement
Achieving overall goal.
Timely delivery to customers
Better Control over operations and far less firefighting
Rapid response culture and fewer conflicts between team members
Exposing additional production capacity without any improvement
Improved financial performance
Policy or Process
'We've always done it that way'
Low cost item e.g. phone line or printer
5 Focusing Steps
1 - Identify the Constraint
What needs to be changed?
What should it be changed to?
What actions will create change?
UDE's - Undesirable Effect
Current Reality Tree
Evaporating Cloud Tree
Future Reality Tree
2 - Exploit the Constraint
3 - Subordinate everything else to the Constraint
4 - Elevate the Constraint
5 - Don't stop now - find your next Constraint