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    Wednesday, November 09, 2005

    ToC in UK Surgery

    UK surgeon uses TOC approach to double capacity and eliminate waiting lists by Clarke Ching via Carnival of Lean Leadership II

    First, he has identified himself - or surgeons in general - as the current system constraint:
    Second, he's figured out how to exploit himself as the constraint - i.e. how to make him as efficient as possible:
    Third, he's subordinated the other resources in the process to make sure he is as busy as possible:

    Excellent post illustrating how Theory of Constraints can be used to analyze why an improvement is effective.


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