* Measurement :
The first concept that Rogo learned was to measure throughput, inventory and operation expenses. As I have learned in the operation and the accounting courses, those three measurements are really important. If Rogo didn’t consider these three components, he couldn’t fix the problem even all current machines were in the maximizing capacity. I have learned that inappropriate usage only produce more inventories and operation expenses. When I did my operation observation experiences at Pizza Hut, I was wondering why they didn’t produce dough as much as they can. In the food industry, controlling the inventory number is extremely important, because the raw material is the largest cost. Operating those machines all day will increase unnecessary operation expenses and surplus inventory will be considered waste when expired.
* 5 steps to improve the constraints:
Identify, exploit, subordinate, elevate and repeat are 5 steps that Rogo used to improve the constraints in the book. After studying at Kenan Flagler, I have used the similar process to improve the challenges that I have in my life. In the strategy class, I have learned to list all possible outcomes and evaluate the pros and cons of each option. A good decision is to make the one has the least risk to loss. As an international student, I have a problem to position myself in the career searching. After talking to some faculties, I listed out all the possible options I have such as narrowing down the industry, the function or the geographic. Then, I analyzed the risk and the advantage of each option based on my personality, my past working experiences, and the result of the current situation in each industry in the United States. When I decided to find a marketing job in the United States, I knew my constraints are language barrier and the domestic working experiences. So, I worked with Business Communication Center on my writing skills and polish my resume to show my potential ability...