An information systems trailblazer in the domains of decision support and factory and supply chain synchronization, the second edition of Re-Engineering the Manufacturing System stays true to its title, once again bestowing uniquely straightforward instructions for designing, installing, and operating manufacturing information systems. This updated and expanded source takes care to clarify the often blurred concepts of synchronization and optimization and offers implementation advice from four discrete angles to yield better bottom-line results. It shows how to exploit an information system, rolling ERP system implementation into the TOC framework to promote profit materialization.

chapter 1|7 pages

An Introduction

chapter 2|28 pages

Visiting the Traditional System

chapter 3|12 pages

Synchronization Versus Optimization

chapter 5|10 pages

Defining the Structure

chapter 6|18 pages

Identifying the Constraint

chapter 7|24 pages


chapter 8|26 pages


chapter 9|12 pages

Buffer Management

chapter 10|39 pages

Supporting the Decision Process

chapter 11|13 pages

Making Strategic Decisions

chapter 12|23 pages

Modifying the Current System

chapter 13|40 pages

Implementing a TOC-Based Information System

chapter 14|16 pages

Implementing an ERP System to Improve Profit

chapter 15|18 pages

Critical Chain Project Management

chapter 16|3 pages

Scheduling the Multiproject Environment