In this episode, we explore the theory of constraints and its application to our work in identifying failures or potential failures in systems.
The theory of constraints suggests that the total output of a system is limited by its most constraining element. We apply this concept to various systems, such as flight departments, airlines, and maintenance departments, where constraints and capacities come into play. In technical systems like assembly lines, it's easier to optimize and adapt to constraints. However, in social systems involving human elements, adapting to constraints can lead to potential problems.
We discuss the five focusing steps of constraint theory:
Join us as we explore these concepts and strive to improve our understanding of systems and safety management.
Theory of Constraints by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
The Logical Thinking Process: A Systems Approach to Complex Problem Solving by H. William Dettmer
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