Synthesis of Lean, Mindful, and Agile with the Theory of Constraints

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Synthesis of Lean, Mindful, and Agile with the Theory of Constraints

Executive Update
Posted October 31, 2006 in Business Agility & Software Engineering Excellence


A May 2006 article in APICS magazine describes the search by a California-based global electronics manufacturer for the best approach to continuous improvement.1 The company found that the right combination of the Theory of Constraints (TOC),2 Lean, and Six Sigma3 led to the most effective long-term results (see sidebar "In Search of the Best Approach").