Simplicity is the foundation of powerful solutions! The Vector blog presents simple solutions to complex business challenges. We have stayed away from jargons and “confirming” data to prove a point. Instead simple straightforward logical narratives are used to present the solution. In these blogs you will get to know how TOC can be used to design breakthrough solutions which re-create harmony in work places.
- Systems Thinking & Innovation
- TOC Leadership Paradigms
- "Pull" Solution for Projects
- Nuances of TOC Concepts
- "Pull" Solution for Distribution and Sales
- “Pull” Solutions for Manufacturing
Managing the COVID 19 crisis: A supply chain approach
Covid-19 pandemic represents a novel dilemma - Do you choose a country's economy or health of its people? What is the way out of this dilemma?Read more- Vector Consulting Group
Going beyond data for decision-making
Find out how to overcome confirmation bias in decision making. It is high time that organizations invests in improving the thoughtware for getting more and precise data elements through additional investments in hardware and software.Read more- Satyashri Mohanty
Too many cooks spoil the ..growth!
Read the article to know about how running too many initiatives simultaneously may be counter-productiveRead more- Suhas Kini
Leadership styles and organization culture
Find out what creates toxic work culture in an organization?Read more- Kiran Kothekar
Balanced scorecard: A promise unfulfilled
Find out why the Balanced scorecard is a weak strategic management tool!Read more- Satyashri Mohanty & Dr. Shelja Jose Kuruvilla
To measure or not to: The danger of focusing on measures & targets
I was addressing an audience of top management of a company recently just before a new assignment was about to kick off.Read more- Satyashri Mohanty
Not so Agile
The assumptions of Agile Methodology of software development create several challenges which derail projectsRead more- Satyashri Mohanty
Beating project deadlines, the CCPM way
The framework of Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) offers a holistic approach for dealing with the Project business. A few of its nuances, however, are far from popular.Read more- Satyashri Mohanty
Blaming it on Estimation!
If one goes by the widely acclaimed Chaos reports released by the Standish Group, software projects seem to have a dubious record. In 1995, the report highlighted that only 16% of the IT projects were completed on time, within budget with original scope.Read more- Satyashri Mohanty
Throughput Accounting: An introduction
In era when accounting was invented, bulk of the cost of a product was truly variable. However in the current era, period expense has become substantial. So, when a significant portion of expenses is artificially allocated to a product, it creates many problems when these variables are used as measurements for decision making.Read more- Satyashri Mohanty
Constraints and Non-Constraints
‘An hour lost on the bottleneck is an hour lost on the entire system; An hour gained on a non-bottleneck is a mirage’Read more- Satyashri Mohanty
Know your ‘constraints’
Almost every manager trying to meet targets, is dealing with obstacles that come his way. He overcomes a few, stumbles over the others. He is identifying constraints and removing them. Is this Theory of Constraints?Read more- Satyashri Mohanty
The Curious Case of the Failed Entrepreneur
Amit Gade’s cheque bounced! Again! When it happened two months back in the month of May, it was dismissed as a one off aberration till it happened again; this was the third in as many months!Read more- Puneet Kulraj
Analyzing Mysteries of Implementing Replenishment
I think, the best of internalizing new knowledge is by analyzing case studies. So instead of just posting insights, I would like to share a case with you and some questions to ponder at the end of it…Read more- Puneet Kulraj
First among Equals: Marketing or Supply chain
For any company involved in manufacturing and selling of tangible products, both marketing and supply chain forms an essential aspect of business.Read more- D R Kartikayan
Drum-Buffer-Rope: Resolving the Capacity Utilization vs Reliability Conflict in Manufacturing Schedules
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A new inventory management paradigm for made to stock companies
Any business which manages stock to meet customer needs faces a key challenge in stock management –what is the right inventory?Read more- Puneet Kulraj
Battling the efficiency syndrome. Effortlessly!
With implementation of Theory of Constraints solution, it is expected that all plant managers align their thinking and decision making to the paradigm of flow rather than local efficiencies.Read more- Shailesh Ranjan
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