Accession Number:

ADA280737

Title:

Applying Theory of Constraints to Strategy Analysis

Descriptive Note:

Final rept.

Corporate Author:

AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1994-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

37.0

Abstract:

The objective of the paper is to spark interest in a set of thinking processes known as Theory of Constraints TOC. This paper explains the TOC thinking Processes, discusses the strategy development process, summarizes the 1992-1994 United States National military Strategy, and demonstrates one of the many uses of TOC by analyzing a portion of the current National Military Strategy. This analysis begins by hypothesizing the United States does not have a sound National Military Strategy. The rationale for this hypothesis is DOD does not have enough money in the forecasted budgets to maintain the Base Force to counter near term dangers and still invest in the Defense Technology and Industrial Base DTIB to provide a reconstitution capability for defeating a re-emergent global threat. This analysis concludes with the idea that by integrating the management of the DTIB, dividends are possible that provide for a sound National Military Strategy. Applying, Constraints, Analysis.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Defense Systems
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE