Eddie Davilla gives an overview of the theory of constraints and how it impacts your organization.
- They say a chain is only as strong as its weakest link. … And the same holds in the world of manufacturing. … If you have an assembly line, the maximum products … the assembly line could produce in a single hour … would be the number of products that would run … through the slowest work station on that assembly line. … Instead of looking at an assembly line, though, … let's look at a set of interconnected pipes. … Let's say you have a water source on the left. … The water source is connected to a pipe … through which five gallons per minute can flow. … That pipe is connected to a pipe through which two gallons … per minute can flow. … The two-gallon pipe is connected to a pipe … with a throughput of three gallons per minute. … And finally, the three-gallon pipe is connected … to a pipe with a throughput of four gallons per minute. … In that system of pipes, what's the maximum number … of gallons of water that could ever flow … out of the pipe on the right? … Remember, a system is only as strong as its weakest link. …
- Understanding operations management
- Making key inventory decisions
- Balancing holding costs and ordering costs
- Choosing a production strategy and facility layout
- Managing waiting-line systems
- Defining quality and improving quality
- Managing business processes
Skill Level Intermediate
1. Introduction to Operations
2. Managing Inventory Basics
3. Making Products and Services
4. Managing Waiting Lines Basics
5. Quality Control Basics
6. Operations at the Office
- Mark as unwatched
- Mark all as unwatched
Are you sure you want to mark all the videos in this course as unwatched?
This will not affect your course history, your reports, or your certificates of completion for this course.Cancel
Take notes with your new membership!
Type in the entry box, then click Enter to save your note.
1:30Press on any video thumbnail to jump immediately to the timecode shown.
Notes are saved with you account but can also be exported as plain text, MS Word, PDF, Google Doc, or Evernote.