Application of the Theory of Constraints for Continuous Improvement of a Production Process-Case Study

RADOSLAW WOLNIAK, BOZENA SKOTNICKA-ZASADZIEN, MICHAL ZASADZIEN

Abstract


The paper presents the example of practical application of theory of constraints. We use this conception to improve production process in the case of company producing electrical equipment for the mining industry. During the observation and on the basis of the ERP system used in the company as well as process mapping, the area in which the so called “bottleneck” problems are present was determined according to the theory of constraints. Analysis of the “bottleneck” using theory of constraints was carried out in the Paint Shop department, as this is the department where the biggest financial losses are generated and the entire painting process inefficient. The aim of the paper is to analyze of the “bottleneck” using theory of constraints in the production industry to improve the process.

Keywords


Theory of constraint, Improvement, Quality management, Production process, Quality tools.


DOI
10.12783/dtssehs/seme2017/18023

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