Focuses on optimizing flow in the entire ecosystem by identifying and resolving the constraints hindering the flow in the ecyosystem.
Is based on the assumption, that we will achieve our goal by sustaining flow in our ecosystem. Therefore, the right initiatives focus on removing anything that blocks or hinders that flow.
Eliyahu Goldratt, founder of TOC, called such blocks constraints, because they constrain, or limit, the performance of a business.To focus on resolving constraints for reaching the goal is a different frame of mind than we use for traditional daily management.
Goldratt defines a constraint as