The Drum-buffer-rope is the [[Theory of Constraints]] production application.  It is named after the 3 essential elements of the solution:
* the ''drum'' or constraint or weakest link,
* the ''buffer'' or material release duration,
* the ''rope'' or release timing.

The aim of the solution is to protect the weakest link in the system, and therefore the system as a whole, against process dependency and variation and thus maximize the systems’ overall effectiveness.  The outcome is a robust and dependable process that will allow us to produce more, with less inventory, less rework/defects, and better on-time delivery – always.
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