- The Theory of Constraints was introduced in a book titled The Goal by Goldratt (1986). In this book, Goldratt overviews a continuous improvement (Kai-zen) process.
- Removing bottlenecks that limit production or throughput.
- A process chart is a good 1st step toward finding a constraint.
- An optional method, develop a value stream map of the process,
describe all actions (value added and non-value added) currently required to take a product from raw materials and deliver it to the customer.