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The power of moving from MTS to MTA for the Supply Chain

Level of TOC knowledge: Intermediate
TOC Application, TOC Certification Reference for:
Operations/Production, Distribution, Supply Chain, Ongoing Improvement
TOC Applications: Pull System/Replenishment, Make to availability, Buffer Management
Industry: Automotive, Logistics, Manufacturing, Consumer Products, Retail


The behavior of the various actors in the supply chain is dramatically conditioned by the fact that the right inventory is not available at the right place at the right time. Batching exists throughout the system causing total inventory to go up, increasing lead time, decreasing availability and therefore sales. In this excerpt, Dr. Goldratt explains the complexities that exist in the distribution environment, providing a clear base to understand the power of moving from Make to Stock to Make to Availability.

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