The Measurement Nightmare: How the Theory of Constraints Can Resolve Conflicting Strategies, Policies, and Measures (St. Lucie Press/Apics Series on Constraints Management,)

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Today's competitive environment needs that business distinguish themselves in the marketplace using factors other than rates. Companies that excel at on-time delivery, short cycle/leadtime, quality, and fast response to the market obtain an one-upmanship - and have the ability to market based upon these features.
A tested strategy to achieve this is the Theory of Constraints (TOC) production solution known, as drum-buffer-rope scheduling. Just in time (JIT), Total Quality Management (TQM) and other viewpoints goal at making use of these competitive edge factors. However, accounting systems, monetary, and incentive measurements continue to be the greatest stumbling blocks to business wishing to enhance their monetary performance with these tools.
Agreement on the requirement for a measurement system that encourages regional actions in line with profits outcomes is common, however options have remained evasive. Whether a business is pursuing JIT, TQM, or TOC, cost accounting is the typical enemy.Attempts have been made to introduce "new "costing methods such as activity based costing and financial value added, however they have failed to acknowledge the standard difference between product costing for monetary statement functions and cumulative management details to materialize time decisions.The Measurement Nightmare shows you the best ways to deal with the disputes and
get rid of the accounting systems, monetary, and incentive measurement roadblocks to embracing TOC, consequently acquiring improved performance and sustaining competitive advantage. The strategies that the author, leading authority Debra Smith, has executed and tracked at different business highlight"the productivity measurement nightmare ". Especially essential are the day-to-day tools she developed to make sure successful execution.

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