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English definition of “theory of constraints”

theory of constraints

noun [S]     ( abbreviation TOC)
MANAGEMENT, HR an approach to management based on the belief that there is usually one particular part of a process or system that is weaker than others, and that most effort should be put into improving that part: They claim that a factory, and even a company, may be saved by applying the theory of constraints.
(Definition of theory of constraints noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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