Meaning of “theory of constraints” in the English Dictionary


"theory of constraints" in Business English

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theory of constraintsnoun [ S ]

uk us 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” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)