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Are These Constraints Holding Your Business Back?

As the Theory of Constraints states, every system has a constraint that dictates the overall output of the system. They prevent the business from performing at higher levels. Most businesses are not aware of their constraints and spend significant amounts of vital resources to improve their processes but do not achieve the desired results. This is because the constraint was not identified and managed. As a result, the output is lower than the maximum output of the constraint, and as the constraint controls the overall output, the entire plant’s output suffers as a result. Most people assume constraints to be a physical thing, like machinery, or employee strength. This could not be farther from the truth. As any practitioner of thetheory of constraints consulting in India will tell you, constraints come in many sizes and shapes. Primarily: •Physical/Resource constraints •Market constraints •Policy constraints •Dummy constraints •Material constraints
Physical/Resource Constraint: This is the …

Supply Chain Management Mistakes Your Business Might Be Committing

Any entrepreneur knows how much blood, sweat and tears go into the building of a business and how a single wrong decision can bring the entire structure tumbling down. That is not to say that all mistakes are equal, some are learning opportunities and others are the result of negligence. The problem with the latter is that businesses often don’t know that they are straying into negligence because they are too focussed on the long term to focus on the vital aspects of running a business. Supply chain and logistics is one of them and often the most neglected despite its vital importance in the scheme of running a business. No business, however great or small, has been immune to supply chain negligence and the newspapers are filled with stories of e-commerce giants tripping up due to logistical and supply chain issues. Wondering how your business can improve? Here is a small list of the most common mistakes businesses make to help you out.
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Your Guide To Improving Business Profit Through Drum Buffer Rope

Every business is constantly on the quest to improve themselves. Whether it is productivity or profitability, every business on the lookout for ways to increase both and reduce costs at the same time. To do this they reach out to different planning and scheduling solutions of which the Drum Buffer Rope system is one.
The basics of Drum Buffer Rope: DBR is a part of the Theory of Constraints developed by Eliyahu Goldratt. It works on the central philosophy that every system contains one or multiple processes that dictate the overall output of the system. This constraint is known as the drum as it set the beat or pace of production. This constraint is the centre of any production plan that uses Drum Buffer Rope. Every strategy that is undertaken focuses on how to exploit the constraint and how to subordinate the remaining processes to it, which is known as the rope.  To ensure that the exploited drum is never starved of resources and thus works at a maximum capacity nonstop, buffers are …