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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.

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Scientific Revolution, Disruptive Innovation and Theory of Constraints

“Innovation”, “Disruption” have been buzzwords for a while. Pundits remind us how Nokia, Kodak didn’t act on time and got disrupted into oblivion.Read more

- Satyashri Mohanty

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Scientific Revolution, Disruptive Innovation and Theory of Constraints

“Innovation”, “Disruption” have been buzzwords for a while. Pundits remind us how Nokia, Kodak didn’t act on time and got disrupted into oblivion.Read more

- Satyashri Mohanty

Beating the Recession Blues

Management consulting industry and all IT vendors in enterprise space, promising productivity improvement have a business cycle well aligned with the overall economy.Read more

- Satyashri Mohanty

How to make ‘change’ happen?

In companies, there is a plethora of improvement projects deployed in any firm at any given time. But, can there be a situation where the very change that people are trying to implement becomes its own biggest hurdle?Read more

- Jitendra Dwivedi
Read More from Systems Thinking & Innovation

Why management by objectives is flawed?

One of the pre-dominant styles of conventional management is management by objectives. On the face of it, the approach appears objective. However, it is not without flaws, as the following case studies highlight.Read more

- Satyashri Mohanty

Simple Tactics to Double Team Productivity: The science of getting work done on time

In organizations, leaders must get tasks done through their team members. On the surface, this appears to be an easy thing to do, as leaders have formal authority over their team members (by virtue of organizational hierarchy) and so, can simply issue orders to get things done.Read more

- Kedar Amdekar

Managing People: Coach or a Selector

Most managers tend to be “selectors” who screen and judge subordinates based on outcomes! Becoming a coach is harder but a more effective leadership styleRead more

- Satyashri Mohanty
Read More from TOC Leadership Paradigms

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
Read More from "Pull" Solution for Projects

Thruput 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
Read More from Nuances of TOC Concepts

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
Read More from "Pull" Solution for Manufaturing

‘Working Paper’ Drum-Buffer-Rope: Resolving the Capacity Utilization vs Reliability Conflict in Manufacturing Schedules

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- Dr Shelja Jose

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
Read More from "Pull" Solution for Manufacturing

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