This is a reciepe which describes how to use your medicines to cure possible health incidents,
This is a book to describe how to use TOC thinking process in any business case. Cases are well prepared as can be witnessed in real life. These are not exam questions, hence all relevant information is not ready to use, instead as mentioned in The Haystack Syndrome you need to use your own intuition to sift information from the data ocean.
Organizations are complex meaning you need to identify the constraint to manage them.
Organizations are facing with uncertainity meaning rather than trying to kill variability (6sigma) it is much more practical to protect yourself from variability (subordination and buffers).
I have found 8 basic dillemas touching to my business experience as below:
Dillema 1: keep excess capacity to satisfy customer's needs vs. cancel excess capacity to save cost
Dillema 2: continuously improve all procedures for progress vs. do not change anything to save status quo
Dillema 3: improve efficiency to save unit cost vs sacrifice efficiency to synchronize with market
Dillema 4: purchase in big lots to save unit cost vs purchase small & frequent lots to maintain availability
Dillema 5: Form profit&cost centers for profitability vs have the global view for synchronization to market
Dillema 6: go for commercial success by limiting engineering excellence vs go for engineering excellence for superior products
Dillema 7: follow traditional way for decision making vs rely on your intuition
Dillema 8: focus on your individual merits to get recognized vs team work for co-operation