Ever Improve: A guide to managing production the TOC way

by Oded Cohen

Oded Cohen started his personal journey with TOC over thirty five years ago and has been an integral part of the development, teaching and implementation of the TOC methodology, solutions and implementation processes.

Oded authored the U-shape which presents the way TOC knowledge is linked through the inherent logic from the problem to the solution. The use of the U-shape has helped TOC practitioners to capture, understand and retrieve the relevant knowledge for any standard TOC logistical solution or any solutions that have been developed by using the TOC Thinking Processes.

Ever Improve contains five parts:

Part 1 – describes in details the structure of the U-shape, the relevant Thinking Processes (TP) tools and the logical way they are interconnected.

Part 2 – in preparation for implementing the TOC Solution for production management, this part describes the reality of production managers; the way they operate and the major factors that impact the problems and challenges they face.

Part 3 – describes the TOC Solution for MTO – Make to Order environment. It covers the logic and the knowledge of the 8 injection solution.

Part 4 – covers the “How” of the MTO Solution. It deals with the practical aspects of operating and managing using the MTO injections as well as the way to implement them and integrate them into the existing systems.

Part 5 – is all about the TOC solution for MTA – Make to Availability environment. It contains the knowledge and the “How” of the solution. The part also contains a section on the MTIA – make to internal availability.

Through Clouds To Solutions

Working with UDEs and UDE clouds  by Jelena Fedurko

The focus of this book is the Cloud and assumptions behind the reasoning justifying cause and effect relationships recorded in the Cloud. A well-constructed cloud can help in developing good solutions that lead to better performance of systems and better relationships among the people within the systems. The cloud looks simple and seems very logical. This is true when observing a well-constructed and sound cloud. However, to construct a good cloud is not that simple.

While working with learners and TOC implementers throughout the world, we have found that many of the people who have learned the cloud and have tried to use it, have not achieved the expected results and benefits. This has led to the conclusion that more detailed and practical instructions might be needed of how to build and properly use the cloud. The cloud is worthy of putting effort into its proper construction.

In her book “Behind the Cloud” Jelena Fedurko brings a refreshing breeze to the TOC Thinking Processes (TP) and a deeper understanding of all elements of the cloud and detailed instructions for the entire process. The book also contains examples of typical mistakes in performing the process. This book is a true reference book. You will find yourself re-reading parts of the book when you use the clouds on a daily basis. The more you use the process, the better and more proficient you become.