Production Constraints Modelling: A Tactical Review Approach

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1 Federal University of Petroleum Resources Effurun, Nigeria

2 Department of Industrial/Production Engineering, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State, Nigeria



A constraint is a limitation or a restriction that poses a threat to the performance and efficiency of a system. This paper presented a tactical review approach to production constraints modeling. It discussed the theory of constraints (TOC) as a thinking process and continuous improvement strategy to curtail constraints in other to constantly increase the performance and efficiency of a system. It also x-rayed the working process of implementing the TOC concept which consists of five steps called “Process of On-Going Improvement”. Furthermore, it talked about constraints programming and constraints-based models which were explained to some details. Finally, production constraints model formulation procedures for linear programming and non-linear programming scenarios were extensively discussed with reference to published literature as instances of production constraints modeling were also cited.

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Production Constraints Modelling: A Tactical Review Approach


  • Production Constraints poses as threat to system performance.
  • production constraints can be a linear programming model or a non-linear programming model.
  • Theory of  Constraints are used to identify constraints and eliminate them


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