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TOC Books List - by Jim Cox

Jim Cox's TOC Book List Updated 2012/07/14

Sr. No. Author Title Publisher Year e-format Sr. No. website address (some books are currently unavailable at an address) See notes below.†
Critical chain - Project management            
1 Goldratt, Eliyahu M. Critical chain  North River Press 1997 YES 1
2 Newbold, Robert C.  Project management in the fast lane: Applying the theory of constraints St. Lucie Press 1998 YES 2
3 Leach, Lawrence P. Critical chain project management  Artech House, Inc.  2005   3
4 Leach, Lawrence P. The critical chain project managers' fieldbook  Quality Systems  1999   4  
5 Hutchin, Ted Enterprise-focused management: Changing the face of project management Thomas Telford Pub. 2001   5
6 Kendall & Rollins Advanced product portfolio management and the PMO: Multiplyig ROI at warp speed J. Ross Publishing 2003   6
7 Woeppel, Mark J Projects in less time: A synopsis of critical chain Pinnacle Strategies Pub. 2006   7
8 Leach, Larry P. Lean project management, eight principles for success: Combining critical chain project management and lean tools to accelerate project results Advanced Projects, Inc. 2005 YES 8
9 Techt, Uwe and Lorz, Holger Critical chain - Beschleunigen sie ihr projekt management (German) Haufe Verlag 2007   9 http;/www,anazib,de
10 Techt, Uwe Goldratt und die theory of constraints (German) Lulu Verlag 2006   10
11 Nokes, Major, Greenwood, Goodman The definitive guide to project management: The fast track to getting the job done on time and on budget Prentice Hall Financial Times 2003   11
12 Murakami, Satoru TOC CCPM: Project implementation in less time (Japanese) Chukei Publishing 2002   12
13 Newbold, Robert C.  The Billion Dollar Solution: Secrets of ProChain Project Management ProChain Press 2009 YES 13
14 Kishira, Yuji Wa: Transformation management by harmony North River Press 2009   14
15 Leach, Lawrence P. Lean Project Leadership CreateSpace 2010   15
16 Scherer, Andreas Be Fast or Be Gone: Racing the Clock with Critical Chain Project Management ProChain Press 2011 YES 16
17 Leader, Alan H. editor Project Management the TOC Way Goldratt Schools (Chinese Golden Alliance, Taiwan) 2010   17
18 van deir Zel, Korbus The forces of progress: A journey in search of the primary forces that either fuel or destroy progress in companies today Kobus van der Zel  2011   18

  Logistics solutions            
19 Goldratt, Eliyahu M.  and Jeff Cox The Goal: Excellence in Manufacturing North River Press 1984 YES 19
20 Goldratt, Eliyahu M.  and Jeff Cox The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, Revised Edition North River Press 1986 YES 20
21 Goldratt, Eliyahu M.  and Jeff Cox The Goal: A Process of Continuous Improvement, 2nd Edition North River Press 1994 YES 21
22 Goldratt, Eliyahu M.  and Jeff Cox The Goal: A Process of Continuous Improvement, 3rd Edition North River Press 2004 YES 22
23 Goldratt, Eliyahu M. and Robert E. Fox The Race North River Press 1986 YES 23
24 Goldratt, Eliyahu M.  Production: The TOC way, Revised edition (Windows version) North River Press 2003 YES 24
25 Goldratt, Eliyahu M.  The haystack syndrome: Sifting information out of the data ocean North River Press 1990 YES 25
26 Cox and Spencer The constraints management handbook St. Lucie Press 1998   26
27 Stein, Robert E. Theory of constraints applications in quality and manufacturing Marcel Dekker, Inc.  1997 YES 27  
28 Woeppel, Mark J Manufacturer's guide to implementing the theory of constraints St. Lucie Press 2001 YES 28
29 Umble and Srikanth Synchronous manufacturing: Profit-based manufacturing for the 21st century Vol. 1and 2 Spectrum Publishing Co. 1997   29
30 Srikanth & Cavallaro Regaining competitiveness: Putting The Goal to work 2nd revised edition North River Press 1993   30
31 Stein, Robert E. Re-engineering the manufacturing system: Applying the theory of constraints, 2nd edition Marcel Dekker, Inc.  2003 YES 31 couldn't find on website; possibly available through
32 Burgess & Srikanth Regaining control: Get me to the shipping dock on time Spectrum Publishing Co. 1989   32
33 Acord, Terry A better way Chartwell Communications 1999   33 couldn't find.
34 Tripp, John TOC executive challenge: A Goal game North River Press 2005   34
35 Levinson, W. A. Leading the way to competitive excellence: The Harris Mountaintop case study ASQ Quality Press 1998   35
36 Levinson, W. A.  Beyond the theory of constraints: How to eliminate variation and maximize capacity Productivity Press 2007   36
37 Cohen, Oded Ever improve: A guide to managing production the TOC way TOC Strategic Solutions Ltd Goldratt Schools 2008, 2011   37
38 Cohen, Oded Mejorar Siempre Rdiciones Piénsalo 2009   38  htpp://
39 Murakami, Satoru Implementing TOC for inventory reducing and making money through changing company (Japanese) (Chinese) Chukei Publishing    Beijing University Press 2002  2005   39
40 Murakami, Satoru TOC implementation cases, Hitachi Tool, Hitachi Metal, Seiko Epson (Japanese) Chukei Publishing 2002   40
41 Amendola, Luis Direccion Y Gestion De Paradas De Planta/Direction and Management of Plant Shutdowns: The Theory of Constraints (Paperback) (Spanish) Librería y Editorial Renacimiento. Espuela de Plata 2008   41
42 Sproull, Bob Maximizing profits through the integration of Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints Productivity Press 2008 YES 42
43 Techt, Uwe Goldratt Und Die Theory of Constraints (Paperback) (German) Lulu Press 2007   43
44 S.K. Mukhopadhyay Theory of constraints (India)  Jaico Publishing House 2008   44
45 Ptak, Carol and Chad Smith Orlicky's Material Requirements Planning, 3rd Edition McGraw-Hill Publishers 2011   45
46 Leader, Alan editor TOC for Production Management Goldratt Schools 2010   46
47 Sproull, Bob and Bruce Nelson Epiphanized: Integrating Theory of constraints, Lean and Six Sigma North River Press 2012 YES 47
48 Ottenstein, David Manufacturing for the real bottom line Create Space 2010 YES 48  
49 Williams, Dean S Finally Focused   Effective Focus Insights 2011   49
  Pirastech, Reza M and Robert E. Fox Profitability with No Boundaries… Focus, Reduce Waste, Contain Variability, Optimize TOC, Lean, Six Sigma Results ASQ Press 2011

  Supply chain solutions            
50 Goldratt, E. M. with C. Ptak & E. Schragenheim  Necessary but not sufficient North River Press 2000 YES 50
51 Schragenheim/Dettmer Manufacturing at warp speed: Optimizing supply chain financial performance St. Lucie Press 2000   51
52 Covington, J. W. Tough fabric Chesapeake Consulting 1996   52
53 Ptak C. and E. Schragenheim ERP: Tools, techniques and applications for integrating the supply chain St. Lucie Press 2000 YES 53
54 Hutchin, Ted Constraint management within manufacturing: Optimising the global supply chain Taylor and Francis 2002 YES 54 couldn't find on their site.
55 Covington, J. W. Let's don't pave the cow paths:  Lessons in disruptive leadership Tate Publishing LLC 2005   55
56 Schragenheim, Dettmer, Patterson Supply Chain Management at Warp Speed: Integrating the System from End to End CRC Press 2009   56
57 Goldratt, Eliyahu M. with Ilan Eshkoli and Joe Brownleer Isn't it obvious: A Business Novel on Retailing Using the Theory of Constraints North River Press 2009 YES 57
58 Jacob, Dee, Suzan Bergland and Jeff Cox Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints to achieve breakthrough performance--A business novel Free Press 2010 Audio download 58
59 Srinivasan, Mandyam Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints McGraw-Hill Publisher 2012 YES 59

  Performance measurement/accounting            
60 Noreen, Smith, Mackey Theory of constraints and its implications for management accounting North River Press 1995   60
61 Smith, Debra Measurement nightmare: How the theory of constraints can resolve conflicting strategies, policies, and measures St. Lucie Press 2000   61
62 Corbett, Thomas  Throughput accounting St. Lucie Press 1998   62
63 Corbett, Thomas  La Contabilidad del Trúput Ediciones Piensalo 2009   63 htpp:// 
64 Srikanth and Robinson Measurements for effective decision making: A guide for manufacturing companies Spectrum Publishing Co. 1995   64
65 Lockamy and Cox Reengineering performance measures: How to align systems to improve processes, products, and profits Irwin/APICS Series 1994   65 could not find on site; company has been purchased.
66 Rodgers, Waymond Throughput modeling: Financial information used by decision makers       66  
67 Bragg, Steven M. Throughput accounting: A guide to constraint management John Wiley & Sons 2007   67
68 Bragg, Steven M. Management accounting best practices: A guide for the professional accountant John Wiley & Sons 2007   68
69 Caspari & Caspari Management dynamics: Merging constraints accounting to drive improvement John Wiley & Sons 2004   69
70 Bell, Swain, Bell, Ansari Management accounting: The theory of constraints and througput accounting  Irwin McGraw Hill 1998   70
71 Northrup, C. Lynn Dynamics of profit-focused accounting: attaining sustained value and bottom-line improvement J. Ross Publishing     71
72 Eden, Y. & Ronen, B. Approximately right, not precisely wrong: Cost accounting, pricing and decision making North River Press 2007   72
73 Lang, Lisa Maximizing profitability: The theory of constraints approach to maximizing profitability (workbook plus CD) Throughput Publishing 2006 YES 73 

  Thinking processes            
74 Goldratt, Eliyahu M. It's not luck North River Press 1994 YES 74
75 Scheinkopf, Lisa J. Thinking for a change : Putting the TOC thinking processes to use St. Lucie Press 1999 YES 75
76 Dettmer, H. William Breaking the constraints to world-class performance ASQC Quality Press 1998   76
77 Dettmer, H. William Goldratt's theory of constraints : a systems approach to continuous improvement ASQC Quality Press 1997   77
78 Schragenheim, Eli Management dilemmas: The theory of constraints approach to problem idenification and solutions St. Lucie Press 1998   78
79 Dettmer, H. William Strategic navigation: A systems approach to business strategy  ASQC Quality Press 2003   79
80 Dettmer, H. William The logical thinking process: A systems approach to complex problem solving ASQC Quality Press 2007 YES 80
81 Ean, Khaw Choon Thinking smart: you are how you think (English) Pelanduk Publications 2005   81 or
82 Ean, Khaw Choon Thinking smart: you are how you think (Korean) Dongyang Books 2006   82  
83 Kishira, Yuji Holistic problem solving (Japanese) Diamond Publishing 2008   83
84 Murakami, Satoru TOC thinking process for causing revolutionary organizational change (Japanese Chukei Publishing  2003   84
85 Murakami, Satoru How to visualize and solve problems (Japanese) Chukei Publishing  2008   85
86 Murakami, Satoru Introduction of TOC: Logics and proceduress (Japanese) JMAM Publishing 2001   86
87 Fedurko, Jelena Behind the cloud: Enhancing logical thinking TOC Strategic Solutions Ltd 2011   87
88 Suerken, Kathy The Story of Yani’s Goal.: Thinking Skills for Children  TOC for Education 2002   88  
89 Hutchin, T  The Right Choice: Using Theory of Constraints for Effective Leadership CRC Press (Taylor and Francis Group) 2012   89

  Theory of constraints -  general            
87 Mabin and Balderstone World of the theory of constraints: A review of the international literature St. Lucie Press 1999 YES 87
88 McMullen, Thomas B. Introduction to the theory of constraints (TOC) management system St. Lucie Press 1998   88
89 Goldratt, Eliyahu M. What is this thing called theory of constraints and how should it be implemented? North River Press 1990 YES 89
90 Kendall, Gerald I Securing the future: Strategies for exponential growth using the theory of constraints St. Lucie Press 1997   90
91 Cox, Blackstone, Schleier Managing operations: A focus on excellence Vol 1 and 2 (academic text) North River Press 2003   91
92 Lepore and Cohen  Deming and Goldatt: The theory of constraints and the system of profound knowledge North River Press 1999   92
93 Lepore and Cohen  Deming y Goldratt, El Decálogo (Spanish) Ediciones Piénsalo 1999   93 htpp://
94 Ricketts, John A.  Reaching the goal: How managers improve a services business using Goldratt's theory of constraints IBM Press 2008 YES 94
95 Ronen & Pass Focused operations management (Hebrew) Hod-Ami Publishing Ltd. 2004   95  
96 Ronen & Pass Focused operations management: Achieving more with existing resources (can be used as an academic text) John Wiley & Sons 2008   96
97 Jamieson, N. R.  Breaking the bottleneck! 10 profitable ways to make the "theory of constraints work in services ChangesNRJ Ltd 2007 YES 97  
98 Anderson, David J. Agile management for software engineering: Applying the theory of constraints for business results Prentice Hall 2003 YES 98
99 Goldratt, Eliyahu M. Beyond the Goal: Eliyahu Goldratt speaks on the theory of constraints (your coach in a box) Audible Audio Edition Audiobook  2005 Down load 99
100 Goldratt, Eliyahu M. Late night discussions on the theory of constraints North River Press 1998 YES 100
101 Ronen, Boaz (Ed.) The theory of constraints: Practice and research: Book editon of human systems management journal IOS Press 2005   101
102 Goldratt, Eliyahu M.  Essays on the theory of constraints North River Press 1998 YES 102
103 Kendall, Gerald I Viable vision: Transforming total sales into net profits J. Ross Publishing 2005   103
104 Kinsey, Jeff "Ski" Purple curve effect Throughput Press 2004   104
105 Putz, R. C. and Spellman The uncorrupted stock picker: Analyze stocks without being influenced by brokers, analysts, and money managers North River Press 2003   105
106 Cavallaro, H. E. and C. A. Ptak Theory H. O. W.:  How organizations could work Specialty Publishing Co. 2006   106
107 Goldratt, Eliyahu M.  The choice North River Press 2008 YES 107
108 Goldratt, Eliyahu M. and Efrat Goldratt-Ashlag The choice, Revised edition North River Press 2010 YES 108
109 Birrell, Matias Fundamentos de la teoria de restricciones Libros en Red  2004 
110 Lang, Lisa Achieving a viable vision:  The theory of constraints strategic approach to Rapid sustainable growth Throughput Publishing 2006 YES 109 
111 Murakami, Satoru A guide to making ever flourishing company, production, distribution, marketing,and sales (Japanese) Chukei Publishing 2008   110
112 Murakami, Satoru Power of making company innovation: a novel (Japanese) PHP Institute 2003   111
113 Round, Mike Architects of Their Own Future autoSocratic Press 2008   112
114 Rajmanohar, T. P.  Theory of constraints-Concepts and implementation (India) Icfai University Press 2008   113
115 Covington, John  Enterprise Fitness Tate Publishing 2009   114
116 Marris, Philip Management Par les Contraintes   2000   115
117 Cox, Schleier Theory of Constraints Handbook McGraw-Hill Publishers 2010 YES 116
118 Zarruk, L. A. and A. Fernandez The cash generation machine (spanish) Externado 2009   117
119 Dalton, Michael A.  Simplifying innovation: Doubling speed to market and new prodict profits with your existing resources Flywheel Effect Publishing 2010   118
Premlal, Yuvaraj
Empowered - Comprehensive source of knowledge in Theory of Constraints
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119.2 Wright, J & King  We all fall down: Goldratt's theory of constraints for healthcare systems North River Press 2006   119
120 Ronen, Pliskin, Pass Focused operations management for health services organizations John Wiley & Sons 2006   120
121 Kendall, Gerald I. and Gary S. Wadhwa Dentistry with a Vision Quintessence Publishing Co.  2009   121
122 Inozu, B., D. Chauncey, V. Kamataris, and C. Mount Performance Improvement for Healthcare: Leading Change with Lean, Six Sigma, and Constraints Management McGraw-Hill Publisher 2011   122

  Management of people            
123 Hutchin, Ted Unconstrained organizations: Managing sustainable change: Unlocking the potential of people within orgns Thomas Telford 2001   123
124 Immelman, R. E.  Great boss, dead boss Stewart Philip Intl. 2003   124
125 Leader, Alan editor Leading people through change: Managing people Goldratt Schools 2011   125
126 Hutchin, Ted The right choice: Using Theory of Constraints for effective leadership CRC Press 2012 YES 126  

  Sales process            
127 Klapholz & Klarman Cash machine: Using theory of constraints for sales management North River Press 2004   127
128 Roff-Marsh, J. Reengineering the sales process Ballistix Pty Ltd 2005   128  
129 Woehr and Legat Delta T-selling: Unblock the power of our sales force! Neuer Wissenschaltlicher 2002   129
130 Klapholz & Klarman Release the Hostages: Using Goldratt's Theory of Constraints for Customer Support Management North River Press 2009   130

  TOC for Education             
131 Suerken, K. and C. Edwards TOC--Thinking skills for children--The story of Yani's goal (computer software) Accelerated Learning 2003   131
132 Edwards, C. and K.Suerken Never ending story (workbook) (English) TOC for Education USA 2003   132
133 Gonzalez, Sirias, Guerra, Rodrriguez and Salazar Success...An adventure: Learning to think for yourself and work with others Self-published 2007   133
134 Grienbert, M., R. Goldratt, and G. Glatter The rainbow in the cloud (Hebrew) TOC for Education Israel 2002   134
135 Glatter, G. and S. Kobalssky The way of achieving a target (Hebrew) TOC for Education Israel 2000   135
136 Wiess, N. and M. Talek A method of dealing with consequences-results of practical ideas & everyday decisions.  (2 workbooks) (Hebrew) TOC for Education Israel 2001 2002   136
137 Glatter, G., N. Wiess, and M. Talek Solving day-to-day conflicts (3 workbooks)  (Hebrew) TOC for Education Israel 1999 2000   137
138 Halliburton, Cal Stop and think! With the evaporating cloud TH?NK! Publishing 2002   138
139 Halliburton, Cal Making decisions: Stop and think series TH?NK! Publishing 2005   139
140 Halliburton, Cal Skinny Book of TOC: The Theory of Constraints Thinking Processes for Schools TH?NK! Publishing 2010   140
141 Suerken, K. A TOC Critical Thinking Tool: Logic Branch To Analyze Curriculum (workbook)  available in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese TOC for Education 2010   141  
142 Suerken, K. A TOC Critical Thinking Tool: Cloud To Analyze Curriculum (workbook) available in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese TOC for Education 2010   142  
143 Surrken, K. A TOC Critical Thinking Tool: Ambitious Target Tree To Analyze Curriculum (workbook) available in English, Spanish, Polish and Japanese
TOC for Education 2010   143  
144 Suerken, K. Combined edition of above three worksbooks available in Polish TOC for Education 2011   144  
145 Roberts, Debi Story Telling For Better Behaviour: Using Traditional Tales to Explore Responsibility, Decision Making and Conflict Resolution. Speechmark 2012   145
146 Meyer, Denise The Why and How of Thinking in School Self-published 2011   146
147 Suerken, K.  The TOC Learning Connection: Critical thinking tools to analyze, interpret and apply curriculum Self-published 2012   147  

Most books in this list are written in English.  Some are written in another language (Japanese, Hebrew, etc.) and the original language is provided in parenthesis after the title.  

If a book is translated into another language the comment function is used in the title cell to list the languages. 

†Books that are still in print are available through Goldratt Marketing Group.     

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