Having read “The Goal” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt some time ago after an introduction to the book by Andrew Byers. I have used the theory to look at process, projects and companies with results that have shown the validity of the theory.
The system also has parallels with the concept of flow expressed by the likes of Roger Hamilton and many other current business thinkers. TOC has a simple five step process for application.
The Five Steps Are:
- Identify The Constraints
- Decide How to Exploit It
- Subordinate all other process to it
- Elevate the Constraint
- Repeat the Process
Here is a quick outline of the process by Eliyahu M. Goldratt.