Faculty Publications

Title

Theory of constraints in a service application: The Swine Graphics case

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title

International Journal of Production Research

Volume

38

Issue

5

First Page

1101

Last Page

1108

Abstract

This article presents a case study to examine a company that has implemented all three branches of the theory of constraints (TOC) into their operations to form a continuous improvement process. The company is not a traditional manufacturer but operates in the food production industry as a provider of services for larger food processors. Therefore, one of the key points in this case study is the examination of the application of a production planning and control concept, TOC, applied to a service provider. An analysis is also made to identify to what extent TOC concepts are applicable and what, if anything, requires changes to be made to TOC? © 2000 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Original Publication Date

1-1-2000

DOI of published version

10.1080/002075400189040

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