Managing complexity and discovering extra capacity through your constraint
Managing complexity can create anxiety because complexity suggests a lack of control. Managing an organization around a constraint and managing variation allows control over the entire organization through radically heightened focus.
Simply by introducing Drum, Buffer, Rope from the Theory of Constraints, identifying a physical constraint and subordinating to that constraint, an organization will gain at least 30% capacity without added investments. Introducing even just this one aspect of systemic management alone creates a huge result.
The traditional, non-systemic approach is to demand maximum “efficiency” from all parts of an organization and production process, whereas our systemic management approach, combining Deming with the Theory of Constraints, only requires maximum efficiency from the constraint and therefore: