This is * Profit Savvy's* equivalent of

**Godzilla meets the Hulk**! In our language it is the mixing of the

**80/20 Rule**, which promises up to

**16x growth**and the

**TOC approach**, which describes the most liberating aspect of your production line.

# TOC

The **Theory of Constraints (TOC)** points out that there is generally **only one part of your production cycle** that **limits** the throughput of your production cycle. Anything upstream or downstream of that "**choke point**" or "**constraint**" is able to produce more than can get through the constraint. Therefore, the **main place to focus** is the **constraint**.

See the Theory of Constraints (TOC) for more on how to identify the constraint and take advantage of it.

# 80/20 Rule

The **80/20 Principle** argues that 20% of what you do leads to 80% of the outcomes. For an introduction to 80/20 see The Amazing 80/20 Rule Tool and for a group of articles applying 80/20 to many aspects of business, see 80/20 Rule Menu

# 80/20 meets TOC

It is easy to see that the very powerful **80/20 Rule and TOC** are closely related.

It is easy to see that **20% of a production line of any type might be the ** **"constraint" that is the centrepiece of TOC**.

Both theories would argue that **liberating the constraint** would have the **maximum impact on your productivity**.