Knowing what a bottleneck process is can be a benefit for prioritizing a daily routine. Applying the Godratt’s theory well help me analyze what is important to me when preparing meals at home for my children. The information given is going to show that doing things at the last-minute can allow setbacks to a process.
Bottleneck in Process
Reducing time that I send on cooking can free my time up, for example doing extra homework. According to Chase, Jacobs, and Aqilano (2006), “ a bottleneck is a constraint within the system that limits throughput” (pg.” 725). Thawing out my meat or running to the grocery store to picking up ingredients. I can employ my process of preparing my meals each night or substitute the ingredients. I can improve my time management on ideals, which is not of value to my process.
According to Chase, Jacobs, & Aqilano (2006), “priorities can be set only by examining the system’s constraints, lead time is a derivative of the schedule” (“pg.” 721). Eliminating some of my steps in my process can be done at another time. For example, thawing out my meat can be done the night before; this process can free up my time from acquiring to wait too cook. The couple of hours that it takes me to thaw out the meat could reduce my time of prepping my meal. Also running out to the grocery whenever I do not have an ingredient to use can also eliminate time in my process. Setting my priorities first would allow me to save on time. For example, when grocery shopping I can make sure that I have all of the ingredients that I need to prepare my meal. Time spent on the bottleneck is time spent on the entire system (Chase, Jacobs, & Aqilano, 2006, “pg.” 721). Going to the grocery store before cooking takes me at least 30 minutes. I can take those extra 30 minutes on my daily homework readings.
Applying Goldratt’s theory constraints allows individuals to prioritize on what is most...