Learning the Basis of Supply Chain Management

Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Rami Goldratt


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Level of TOC knowledge acquired:

Intermediate

Designed for:

Business owners, Consultants, Executives, Implementers, Leaders, Managers, Academics and Students

Topics:

Distribution and Supply Chain

Application:

Pull System/Replenishment

Language:

English, Spanish, Portuguese and Czech

Format:

CD-Rom and Download

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Understanding the basis of Distribution and Supply Chain Management

Most companies realize that as long as the end consumer has not bought, nobody has sold. The biggest clot in the supply chain - the majority of the inventories - are usually found in the distribution stage. If a company wants to prosper the distribution link has to drastically improve its performance.

The set includes:

  • TOC Self Learning Program (SLP) / GSP Session on Distribution and Supply Chain
    • Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt provides an extensive explanation of the Theory of Constraints (TOC) analysis and solution to manage a distribution supply chain to maximize availability with less inventories.
  • TOC Insights into Distribution and Supply Chain
    • Developed in an interactive type presentation for self-learning it complements the TOC-SLP on Distribution and Supply Chain to deepen the knowledge and understanding into the concepts of change from a push to a pull system, increasing availability at point of sale, while significantly reducing inventory levels.
  • Downloadable Workbook

TOC SLP/GSP content

What is the problem?

  • What is distribution? and who is impacted by Distribution?
  • Step 1: Identify the system's constraint
  • Step 2: Decide how to exploit the system's constraint - Have the right inventory at the right place at the right time
  • Step 3: Subordinate everything else to the above decision
  • The distribution cloud
  • Examine the Assumptions

What is the solution?

  • What to change to? Improve forecast, improvement replenishment time and improve reliability
  • Is accuracy of the forecast the same for every stage of the distribution system?
  • Replenishment time
  • From "push" to "pull"
  • GM Cadillac Real case
  • Operational measurements - Throughput Dollar Day (TDD) and Inventory Dollar Days (IDD)
  • Primary measurement: Throughput Dollar Day (TDD)
  • Secondary measurement: Inventory Dollar Days (IDD)
  • What is the impact?
  • Measurements for the components of a supply chain: Throughout
  • Supply chain composed of companies
  • Internal Supply Chain

Summary

TOC Insights Content

Part 1: The Challenge

Part 2: Setting inventory levels

Part 3: The Core Conflict

Part 4: Inventory jeopardizes sales

Part 5: The underlying assumptions

Part 6: Is the relative accuracy of the forecast uniform throughput the system?

Part 7: The plant warehouse concept

Part 8: Order daily, replenish frequently

Part 9: Dealing with shops and slow movers

Part 10 & 11: Measurements of execution

Part 12-15: Implications on a plant that feeds a distribution system

Part 16: Synchronizing a supply chain

Part 17: Internal supply chain

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Downloadable version of the TOC-SLP:

Within 48 hours after your order is placed, you will receive a confirmation email with details to Download and Install your TOC Self Learning Program. The TOC Insights are NOT downloadable and can be accessed on the TOC Insights Web Application ONLY.

Working Notebooks:

The working notebooks are available for users to aid their self learning process when using the TOC-SLP

Click here to download the working notebooks in PDF format (purchase of product and login required)

TOC-SLP Serial Numbers:

Installing your TOC-SLPs requires Serial Numbers provided when the product was purchased.

Click here to retrieve your serial numbers anytime (purchase of product and login required)

System Requirements for the TOC-SLP:

  • Microsoft Windows
  • 32 MB of RAM minimum
  • Internet connection
  • CD-ROM Drive (for the CD-Rom version only)

Uninstalling the TOC-SLP:

When formatting your hard drive, installing or upgrading the operating system, or exchanging the computer, ALWAYS make sure to UNINSTALL the TOC Self Learning Programs first, or else additional installation charges may apply.

TOC Insights Access keys

    You must have an ACCESS KEY to access each TOC Insights. Access Keys are asigned upon purchase of the product.

System Requirements for the TOC Insights>

  • Web Browser
  • 32 MB of RAM minimum
  • Internet connection

Notes to access the TOC Insights:

  • The TOC Insights are available on the TOC Insights WEB APP only.
  • An internet connection is required at all times.
  • Each TOC Insight requires the activation of an Access Key assigned to the user.
  • User may access the TOC Insights as many times as required.
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TOC-SLP Download/CD-ROM
TOC Insights Web Access

GSP Session Web Access
TOC Insights Web Access
(1 year access)

Company Access
GSP Session & TOC Insights

Type of License

Single user, Single viewer
(Windows)

Single user, Single viewer
(Windows, Mac, Android, iOS)

Multiple users, multiple viewers

Format

TOC Insights: Web Application
TOC Self Learning Program:
Download or CD-ROM

TOC Insights: Web Application
GSP Session:
Web Access or TOC Player

LMS (online access through intranet)

Language

English & Spanish

English & Spanish

English & Spanish

Price

US$ 249.00

US$ 129.00

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Notes:

  • TOC Insights are made available on the TOC Inisghts Web Application (English & Spanish only).
  • TOC Self Learning Program is available on CD-Rom (English, Spanish, Portuguese & Czech) or Download format (English & Spanish only). You will be able to install and view the sessions onto up to two computers (Windows) for your personal use and viewing for unlimited time.
  • The GSP Session is available in English, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese.