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The Theory of Constraints (TOC) introduced the concept of Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR) to demonstrate how to efficiently run a workflow.  If you have become an aficionado of TOC and want to know more about correctly evolving a DBR system, we have resources here that will help.

 There are a number of resources available to people interested in advanced Drum-Buffer-Rope and we have chosen to guide you to them in this article rather than attempt to reproduce what others can and have covered well.

Our favourite resource on this advanced topic is "Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning", by CA Ptak and C Smith, 2016, Industrial Press.

As well as being a comprehensive guide in its own right, it will direct you to other resources as well. 

If you want to read more on advanced concepts, but need something a bit lighter, there are a number of business novels that pass along ideas but soften them by wrapping them into a story.

For example:

The three volume series by Balle and Balle; "The Goldmine", "The Lean Manager" and "Lead with Respect"

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