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theory of constraintsnoun [S]

uk   us   ( abbreviation TOC)
MANAGEMENT, HR an ​approach to ​managementbased 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.
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