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Thinking for a Change : Putting the TOC Thinking Processes to Use - Lisa J. Scheinkopf

Thinking for a Change

Putting the TOC Thinking Processes to Use

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Published: 26th January 1999
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The book begins with an overview of the constraint-based perspective on systems and organizations, commonly referred to as the theory of constraints or synchronous management. The first section will guide you through the fundamental principles and processes that are the backbone of the thinking process application tools.
The second section contains the step-by-step guidelines for each of the five thinking process application tools. These tools utilize sufficient cause thinking and necessary condition thinking.
Third section introduces two ways that two or more of the thinking process application tools are combined, providing robust processes for the understanding and communicating problems and solutions.
This book can be used as a field guide to learning the five thinking process application tools as needed, based on their own particular issues. You will have a full understanding of the theory and practical application of these powerful processes, including when and when not to use each tool. The total benefit is not just to apply the thinking process, but to develop intuition and have the ability to combine logic and intuition in the same thinking process.

Introductionp. 1
The Theory of Constraintsp. 11
First Stepsp. 27
Sufficient Cause: Effect-Cause-Effectp. 31
The Categories of Legitimate Reservationp. 41
Necessary Condition Thinkingp. 69
Transition Treep. 83
Future Reality Treep. 109
Current Reality Treep. 143
Evaporating Cloudsp. 171
Prerequisite Treep. 193
The Full Analysisp. 221
Communication Current Reality Treep. 235
Closing Commentsp. 243
Appendixp. 245
Indexp. 249
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ISBN: 9781574441017
ISBN-10: 1574441019
Series: St. Lucie Press/Apics Series on Constraints Management
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 268
Published: 26th January 1999
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.13 x 15.88  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.5
Edition Number: 1