For Beginners

Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a managerial approach developed by Dr. Eli Goldratt to allow businesses and organizations to achieve breakthrough improvements in their performance.

TOC provides a set of holistic processes and rules, all based on a systems approach, that exploits the inherent simplicity within complex systems through focusing on the few “leverage points” – constraints – as a way to synchronize the parts to achieve ongoing improvement in the performance of the system as a whole.

TOC is driven from the concept of inherent simplicity and states that everything within a system is connected by cause and effect relationships – there are no complex systems in reality.

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