Theory of Constraints Thinking Processes on Operational Lean Programs Management Improvement: An Energy Producer Company Case

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Abstract

Several theories and associated models are arising in the field of systems’ continuous improvement, focused on structured solutions to face the internal or external factors that affect them. Within these theories stands out Theory of Constraints (TOC), proposed to manage the most relevant constraints that exist within an organization. In this case study, the TOC Thinking Processes approach will be applied to the Management of Operational Lean Programs, on a pilot investigation at the organization were the Case Study took place. This application aims to analyze their Lean Program’s Management in order to find the constraint that inhibits the system to reach its best level of performance, in order to support the development of robust improvement solutions that can solve the identified restrictions and sustain the proposed changes over time reaching a process of ongoing improvement.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationTechnological Innovation for Industry and Service Systems - 10th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019, Proceedings
EditorsLuis M. Camarinha-Matos, Ricardo Almeida, José Oliveira
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer
Pages125-142
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-17771-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-030-17770-6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2019
Event10th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019 - Costa de Caparica, Portugal
Duration: 8 May 201910 May 2019

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
PublisherSpringer
Volume553
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Conference

Conference10th IFIP WG 5.5/SOCOLNET Advanced Doctoral Conference on Computing, Electrical and Industrial Systems, DoCEIS 2019
CountryPortugal
CityCosta de Caparica
Period8/05/1910/05/19

Keywords

  • Continuous improvement
  • Lean programs
  • Theory of Constraints
  • Thinking Processes

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