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How To Catch A Gorilla   The Theory of Constraints and the problem of change

The question, “Do people resist change?” is a question the Theory of Constraints (TOC) has been grappling with since its inception. In order to find a possible answer, it is helpful to look at the change process itself…

DBR-Kanban   Overcoming a boundary of DBR application

In 2008, Dr. Eli Goldratt wrote his landmark article, “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants”, a history of production concepts versus production applications. In this article Dr. Goldratt verbalized “the four concepts of flow”, based on the work of two industrial giants who came before him: Henry Ford and Taiichi Ohno…

Standing on the shoulders of a giant

This month we are indicating four years without Dr. Goldratt, or as we all called him, Eli. Eli, the father of the Theory of constraint (TOC) has influenced so many. Sadly, his huge lost was not been marked as he deserve, and therefore, I’m writing this post for his memory of a great leader, a great person and the best teacher I ever had…

Big Data meet Big BI   Retail operations automation is here

Leading a paradigm shift in the retail and supply chain world: Increasing turnover and profit by managing product depth, breadth and lifecycle Progressive Labs introduces a new paradigm for retailers and supply chain managers worldwide to increase their profits, improve product turnover, and boost sales…

The Fourth Fear    or How to catch a gorilla?

Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, or Eli as we all called him, developed the TOC (Theory of Constraints) on two principles: first, as a physicist, he based his work on the convention that the underlying concepts and methods used in the hard sciences can and should be applied to the social sciences. In parallel, he tried to show that TOC will always have a focus on human behavior, e.g. the enormous power of inertia in human behavior; the tendency to focus on local optima rather than global; the importance of correct measurements and much more…