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The Logical Thinking Process: A Systems Approach to Complex Problem Solving

A completely new version of the classic Goldratt's Theory of Constraints: A Systems Approach to Continuous Improvement (ASQ, 1997). Complete explanation of how to apply the Thinking Process to identify and resolve system constraints, develop and deply strategy, and more. Now with Transformation Logic Tree v.1.0 software included.

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ISBN: 978-0-87389-723-5
Quality Press Catalogue #H1315
List price: $118.00
ASQ Member Price: $70.00

Strategic Navigation: A Systems Approach to Business Strategy

Introduces the Constraint Management (CM) model for strategy development and deployment. Integrates the logical Thinking Process with time-tested principles of military thinking and planning, and applies the result to the commercial sector and non-military government agencies. Complete explanation of how to apply the Thinking Process to d evelop and deploy strategy.

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ISBN: 0-87389-603-3
Quality Press Catalogue #H1206
List price: $10.00
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Brainpower Networking Using the Crawford Slip Method

The Crawford Slip Method (CSM) is probably the most powerful group survey method ever invented. Fast, accurate, flexible and easy to use, it's an effective means of networking the brainpower of many with knowledge of a situation or problem simultaneously, even if they're not all in the same location at the same time. Hundreds of ideas can be generated in less than an hour.

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ISBN: 1-4120-0909-X
Trafford Publishing Catalogue # 03-1278
List price: $23.50

Unblock the Power of Your Sales Force: It's Not the Economy, It's You!

The Delta-T Selling concept can raise the performance of sales departments to new highs. This is a “how to” book, which every top sales manager can use to lead his/her organization through the required transformation. A provocative MUST for all top sales managers who want to “LEAD AND NOT FOLLOW”.

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ISBN: 3-7083-0082-3
List price: $37.00
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Manufacturing at Warp Speed: Optimizing Supply Chain Financial Performance

The first book available on second generation Drum-Buffer-Rope... Simplified DBR (S-DBR). Everything a production professional needs to implement this new DBR approach, which aligns internal operations with actual market demand. Two Management Interactive Case Study simulation scenarios are included on the compact disk that accompanies the book, along with detailed instructions for operating them. Fully illustrated, with numerous examples and case studies. Even a novice can understand it. 304 pages, 125 illustrations, software included. NOW AVAILABLE IN JAPANESE!

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ISBN: 1-57444-293-7
List price: $62.47

Goldratt's Theory of Constraints: A Systems Approach to Continuous Improvement

Overview of the Theory of Constraints. Detailed explanation of the five-stage Thinking Process (Current Reality Tree, Conflict Resolution Diagram, Future Reality Tree, Prerequisite Tree, and Transition Tree). Comprehensive procedural "how to" for each tree, with over 100 illustrations and examples.

OUT OF PRINT - REPLACED BY THE LOGICAL THINKING PROCESS

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ISBN: 0-87389-370-0
QUALITY PRESS Catalogue # H0935
List price: $54.00
ASQ Member Price: $44.00

Breaking the Constraints to World-Class Performance

Explains the basics of constraint theory and how it is applied to a variety of organizational systems. Emphasizes the importance of system optimization, rather than process improvement. Shows how the logical thinking process invented by E.M. Goldratt is applied to the challenges of optimizing entire organizations for maximum performance. Full of actual uses of the thinking process and real-world case studies. Targeted specifically at executives and senior managers. Useful tutorial for anyone new to TOC.

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ISBN: 0-87389-437-5
ASQ catalogue item # H1003
List price: $33.00
ASQ Member Price: $27.00

Management Dilemmas: The Theory of Constraints Approach to Problem Identification and Solution

A book of 12 case studies demonstrating how constraint management is applied in realistic, real-world situations. Includes service industries and government agencies as well as manufacturing organizations. Provides an informative look at how the Five Focusing Steps and Throughput, Inventory, and Operating Expense apply in different situations.

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ISBN: 1-57444-222-8

ERP: Tools, Techniques, and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain

A clear, step-by-step roadmap for effectively plaaning and managing all the resources of an enterprise. Many real-life examples of successful selection, implementation, and utilization of Enterprise Resource Planning. Includes MICSS software for "hands on" experience.

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ISBN: 1-57444-270-8