Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed: Integrating the System from End to End

Eli Schragenheim, H William Dettmer, J. Wayne Patterson

April 28, 2009 by Auerbach Publications
Reference - 232 Pages - 49 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420073355 - CAT# AU7335


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  • Provides a synopsis of the traditional TOC production system
  • Revisits and updates the trailblazing arguments put forth in Manufacturing at Warp Speed
  • Identifies potential production complications and reviews adjustments required for successful S-DBR implementation in non-typical situations
  • Addresses the issues surrounding availability
  • Introduces making-to-availability, a new subset of making-to-stock, that can provide a significant competitive advantage
  • Includes online access to supplemental material, including case studies and software



In 2000, Schragenheim and Dettmer published the ground-breaking Manufacturing at Warp Speed. At the time, the cutting-edge ideas expressed were the original work of the authors and not well-known beyond the book’s audience. In the years that followed, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt, father of the Theory of Constraints (TOC), adopted their ideas, added his own valuable insights, and popularized them worldwide.

Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed serves as the sequel that refines and updates the former approach to production management with new ideas that complement earlier tactics. The authors’ prime motivation for writing this book was to integrate the TOC method for managing the distribution of finished goods with the acquisition of raw materials and the manufacturing process. The result is the first book to describe, in detail, the application of the TOC approach to assured availability in distribution, for both original equipment manufacturers and retailers.

"State-Of-The-Art" in Applying Theory of Constraints

This cutting-edge reference broadens the scope of its predecessor by integrating manufacturing, distribution, and raw material management into a single end-to-end supply chain. It addresses the new demands taken on when a firm offers to handle rush orders. It also reviews the issues surrounding availability and the management of inventory moving through distribution systems.

Fully illustrated, with numerous examples, case studies, and manufacturing scenarios, Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed provides TOC practitioners with the tools needed to address the performance issues of the entire supply chain and develop solutions that represent a win for the end-user as well as stakeholders along the entire supply chain.