The focus is to highlight literature on Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR) scheduling and execution and control of that schedule through Buffer Management.
Today, TOC experts believe that Buffer Management is a necessary condition for an effective Drum-Buffer-Rope system. This scheduling and control mechanism has been extended across supply chains to pull inventory to consumers.
This extension of TOC into supply chains is known as Rapid Replenishment.
The purposes of this chapter are:
James F. Cox III, Ph.D, CFPIM, CIRM, holds TOCICO certifications in all disciplines. He is a Jonah's Jonah, Professor Emeritus, and was the Robert O. Arnold Professor of Business in the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia. Dr. Cox has written three books on TOC.
John Schleier holds TOCICO certifications in all disciplines. He was President and Chief Operating Officer of the Mortgage Services Division of Alltel, Inc., Executive Vice President of Computer Power, Inc., and Director of Office Systems and Data Delivery for IBM.
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