Continuous Improvement with the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and Lean Manufacturing (especially 5S).

Continuous Improvement information from the web site – Click on their Solutions and Learn Menus

Lean Information presented by Vorne – Click on the Topics Menu for a variety of information

Glossary of terms by Vorne

Theory of Constraints information by Vorne


Theory of Constraints Information

TOC Basics – (slide show) basics of Theory of Constraints

TOC Basic Training

5 Step Problem Solving Form – Form is in Excel

Examples of 5 Step Problem Solving


Lean Manufacturing Information – The 5S (workplace organization)
  1. Sort – All unneeded tools, parts and supplies are removed for the area
  2. Set in Order – A place for everything and everything is in its place
  3. Shine – The area is cleaned as the work is performed
  4. Standardize – Cleaning and identification methods are consistently applied
  5. Sustain – 5S is a habit and is continually improved

5S Basics – (slide show) basics of 5S – Sort, Set in Order, Shine, Standardize and Sustain

5S Information – explanation of the 5S from the NADCA web site

Examples of departmental 5S events:


More information on TDC using TOC and Lean Manufacturing can be found at: