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Value Creation & the Theory of Constraints (TOC)

Floyd, B., and Ronen, B., "Where Best to System Invest" Datamation, November 15, 1989. Read this Article

Ronen, B., and Starr, M.K., "Synchronized Manufacturing as in OPT: From Practice to Theory". Computers and Industrial Engineering, August 1990, 18 (8), pp. 585-600. Read this Article

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Indirect Cost Management". The Year Book of the Israeli CPA Association, 1990, pp. 153-159. Read this Article

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Service Organization costing A Synchronized Manufacturing Approach". Industrial Management, September-October 1990, pp.24-26. Read this Article

Ronen, B., Lucas, H.C., Jr., and Eden, Y., "The Declining Price of Personal Computers: The Question of When to Invest". Human Systems Management, Vol.9, No.3, 1990, pp. 187-194. Read this Article

Schragenheim, E., and Ronen, B., "The Drum-Buffer-Rope Shop Floor Control". Production and Inventory Management, Third Quarter, 1990, 31 (3), pp. 18-23. Read this Article

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "The Hourly Rate: Myth and Reality". Industrial Management, September/October 1991, pp. 28-30. Read this Article

Ronen, B., and Pass, S., "Manufacturing Management Information Systems Require Simplification". Industrial Engineering, Volume 24, No.2, February 1991, pp. 50-53. Read this Article

Schragenheim, E., and Ronen, B., "Buffer Management: A Diagnostic Tool for Production Control". Production and Inventory Management, Second Quarter, 1991, pp. 74-79. Read this Article

Karp, A., and Ronen, B., "Improving Shop Floor Control: An Entropy Model Approach". International Journal of Production Research, vol. 30, No. 4, pp.923-938, 1992. Read this Article

Ronen, B., and Spector Y., "Managing System Constraints: A Cost/Utilization Approach". International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 30, No. 9, pp. 2045-2061, 1992. Read this Article

Ronen, B., and Rozen, E., "The Missing Link between Manufacturing Strategy and Production Planning." International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 30, No. 11, pp. 2659-2681, 1992. Read this Article

Ronen, B., "The Complete Kit Concept". International Journal of Production Research, Vol.30, No.10, pp.2457-2466, 1992. Read this Article

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Improving Workflow in the Insurance Industry: A Focused Management Approach". Journal of Insurance Issues, (16), 1, pp.49-62, March 1993. Read this Article

Grosfeld-Nir, A., and Ronen, B., "A Single Bottleneck System with Binomial Yields and Rigid Demand". Management Science, Vol. 39, No. 5, May 1993.
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Coman A., and Ronen, B., "IS Management by Constraints: Coupling IS Effort to Changes in Business Bottlenecks". Human Systems Management, Vol. 13, pp.65-70, 1994. Read this Article

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Activity Based Costing: As Easy As ABC?" A Chapter in The Handbook of Design, Manufacturing, and Automation, R. Dorf and A. Kusiak, (editors), John Wiley, pp. 867-877, 1994. Read this Article

Ronen, B., Gur R., and Pass S., "Focused Management in Military Organizations: An Avenue for Future Industrial Engineering Contribution". Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 27 1-4, pp.543-544, 1994. Read this Article

Ronen, B., and Pass, S., "Focused Management: A Business Oriented Approach to Total Quality Management". Industrial Management, June/July, pp.9-12, 1994. Read this Article

Schragenheim, E., Cox, J., and Ronen, B., "Process Flow Industry - Scheduling and Control Using Theory of Constraints". International Journal of Production Research, (32), 8 1994, pp.1867-1877. Read this Article

Coman, A., and Ronen, B., "The Enhanced Make-or-Buy Decision: The Fallacy of Traditional Cost Accounting and the Theory of Constraints". Human Systems Management, 14, pp. 303-308, 1995. Read this Article

Coman, A., and Ronen, B., "Information Technology in Operations Management: A Theory of Constraints Approach" International Journal of Production Research, 33 (5) pp. 1403-1415, 1995. Read this Article

Schragenheim, E., and Ronen, B., "Expediting as a Two-Edged Sword". The Journal of Systems Improvement Vol. 1, (1) 1995. Read this Article

Coman, A., Koller, G., and Ronen, B., "The Application of Focused Management in the Electronics Industry - A case Study". Production and Inventory Management, Second Quarter, pp. 65-70, 1996. Read this Article

Eden, Y., Ronen, B., and Spiegler, I., "Storing too Much Information in the Insurance Industry?" International Journal of Computer Application in Technology, Vol. 9, No. 2/3, pp. 144-150, 1996. Read this Article

Ronen, B., "Re-engineering: Dangers and Caution Needed". Human Systems Management, 15, pp. 9-15, 1996. Read this Article

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Managing Credit Collateral". The Journal of Systems Improvement, Winter/Spring 1997, pp. 25-28. Read this Article

Grosfeld-Nir, A., and Ronen, B., "The Complete Kit: Modeling the Managerial Approach". Computers and Industrial Engineering, 34 (3), pp. 695-701, 1998.
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Coman, A., and Ronen, B., "Production Outsourcing: a Linear Programming Model for the Theory of Constraints". International Journal of Production Research, 38(7), pp.1631-1639, 2000. Read this Article

Ronen, B., Coman, A., and Schragenheim E., "Peak Management". International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 39, No. 14, pp. 3183-3193, 2001.
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Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Activity Based Costing and Activity Based Management". Articles of Merit 2002 Competition. FMAC Award Programs for Distinguished Contribution of Management Accounting, International Federation of Accounting., pp. 47-58, 2002. Read this Article

Pass, S., and Ronen, B., "Management by the Market Constraint in the Hi Tech Industry". International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 713-724, 2003. Read this Article

Ronen, B., "Special Issue on the Theory of Constraints – Practice and Research". Human Systems Management, pp. 1-2, 2005. Read this Article

Geri, N., and Ronen, B., "Relevance Lost: The Rise and Fall of Activity Based Costing". Human Systems Management, 24(2), 133-144, 2005. Read this Article

Lechler, T. L., Ronen, B., and Stohr, E., "Critical Chain: A New Project Management Paradigm or Old Wine in New Bottles?" Engineering Management Journal, Vol. 17, No. 4 December 2005. Read this Article

Ronen, B., Lieber, Z., and Gery, N., "Value Focused Management (VFM): Capitalizing on the Potential of Managerial Value Drivers", In Y. Shi, D. L. Olson and A. Stam (Eds.), " Advances in Multiple Criteria Decision Making and Human Systems Management: Knowledge and Wisdom", edited by Yong Shi, David L. Olson, and Antonie Stam, IOS Press, Amsterdam, 2007. Read this Article

Coman, A., and Ronen, B., "Managing Strategic and Tactical Constraints in the Hi-Tech Industry". International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 45, No. 4, pp. 779-788, February 2007. Read this Article

Ronen, B., Grosfeld-Nir A., and Kozlovsky, N., "The Pareto Managerial Principle: When does it apply?" International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 45, No. 10, pp. 2317–2325, May 2007. Read this Article

Rosolio, I., Ronen, B., & Geri, N., "Value Enhancement in a Dynamic Environment - A Constraint Management Expert System for the Oil Refinery Industry". International Journal of Production Research, 46(16), 4349 – 4367, 2008.
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Rosolio, I., Coman, A., and Ronen, B., "Focused SWOT: Diagnosing Critical Strengths and Weaknesses". International Journal of Production Research, (forthcoming). Read this Article


Decision Making & Operations Management

Pliskin, J.S., Ronen, B., and Feldman, S., "Choosing an Electronic Cardiac Pacemaker: A Decision Analysis". European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 32, 1987 pp. 333-339. Read this Article

Ronen, B. "A Decision Support System for Inventory Management in High Research and Development Environment". Computers and Industrial Engineering, Vol. 13, 1987 pp. 71- 72. Read this Article

Ronen, B., and Trietsch, D., "A Decision Support System for Purchasing Management of Large Projects". Operations Research, November-December 1988, pp.882-890. Read this Article

Levy, N. S. and Ronen, B., "Purchasing and Raw Materials Management in Science-Based Industries". International Journal of Materials and Product Technology, Vol. 4, No. 1, 1989 pp. 1-9. Read this Article

Livne, Z., and Ronen, B., "The Component Chart: A New Tool for Purchasing and Production Decisions". Production and Inventory Management, First Quarter, 1990, pp. 8-12. Read this Article

Ronen, B. and Trietsch, D., "Optimal Scheduling of Purchase Orders for Large Project". European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 68, pp.185-195, 1993. Read this Article


Information Management & Information Economics

Ahituv, N. and Ronen, B., "Centralization and Distribution of CAD/CAM Systems". Human Systems Management, Vol. 5, pp. 301-308, 1985. Read this Article

Ahituv, N. and Ronen, B., "Orthogonal Information Structures: A Model to Evaluate the Information provided by a Second Opinion". Decision Sciences, Vol. 19, No. 2, spring 1988 pp. 255-268. Read this Article

Ahituv, N., Baroudi, J. J. and Ronen, B. "The Characteristics of Microcomputer Support Personnel: A Normative Perspective". Human Systems Management, Vol. 7, No. 4. 1988, pp. 321-331. Read this Article

Ronen, B. and Palley, M. A., "A Topology of Financial Versus Manufacturing Management Information Systems". Human Systems Management, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1988, pp. 291-298. Read this Article

Ronen, B., Lucas, H.C., Jr., Palley, M.A., "Spreadsheet Analysis and Design". Communications of the ACM, January 1989, Vol. 32, No.1, pp.84-93. Read this Article

Ronen, B., and Spiegler, I., "Information as Inventory: A New Conceptual View". Information and Management, 21, 1991, pp. 239-247. Read this Article

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "The Declining Price Paradox of New Technologies". OMEGA, Vol.12, No.3, pp. 345-351, 1993. Read this Article

Ronen, B., and Karp, A., "An Information Entropy Approach to the Small-Lot Concept". IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, (41), 1 February 1994. Read this Article

Ronen, B., "An Information-Economics Approach to Quality Control Attribute Sampling". European Journal of Operational Research, Vol. 73, pp.430-442, 1994. Read this Article

Ronen, B., and Spector, Y., "Evaluating Sampling Strategy under Two Criteria". European Journal of Operational Research, 80, 1995, pp.59-67. Read this Article

Carmi, N., and Ronen, B., "An Empirical of the Information Structures Model: The Postal Authority Case". European Journal of Operational Research, (92) pp. 615-627, 1996. Read this Article

Kalfus, A., Ronen, B & Spiegler, I., "A Selective Data Retention Approach In Massive Databases". OMEGA. 32 (2004), pp. 87-95 Read this Article


Health Care Management

Ronen, B. and Pliskin, J.S., "Decision Analysis in Microelectronics Reliability; Optimal Design and Realization of a Diode Array". Operations Research, Vol. 29, No. 2, March?April 1981, pp. 229-242. Read this Article

Ronen, B., Pliskin, J.S. and Feldman, S., "Projecting Demand for Cardiac Pacemakers". Pace, Vol. 5, July/August 1982, pp. 501-505. Read this Article

Ronen, B. Pliskin, J.S. and Feldman, S., "Balancing the Failure Modes in the Electronic Circuit of a Cardiac Pacemaker: A Decision Analysis". Journal of Operations Research Society, Vol. 35, No. 5, pp. 379-387, 1984. Read this Article

Leshno, M., and Ronen, B., "The Complete Kit Concept - Implementation in the Health Care System". Human Systems Management, Vol. 20, No. 4, 2001, pp. 313-318. Read this Article


Conference Papers

Ronen, B. and Pliskin, J.S., "Decision Analysis in Microelectronics Reliability; Optimal Design and Realization of a Diode Array", presented at the Joint National Meeting of ORSA/TIMS, New York, May 1978.

Ronen, B. Pliskin, J.S., Feldman, S. and Neufeld, H.N. "Optimal Choice of Implanted Cardiac Pacemakers", presented at the Sixth World Symposium on Cardiac Pacing, Montreal, Canada, October 1979.

Ronen, B., Pliskin, J.S. and Feldman, S. "A Decision Analysis for Choosing a Cardiac Pacemaker", presented at the Joint National Meeting of ORSA/TIMS, Washington D.C., May 1980.

Pliskin, J.S., Ronen, B. and Feldman, S. ? "Choosing a Cardiac Pacemaker: A Decision Analysis", presented at the Second Annual Meeting of the Society for Medical Decision-Making, Washington D.C., September 1980.

Ahituv, N. and Ronen, B. "Centralization and Distribution of CAD/CAM Systems", presented at the Symposium of High Technology Management and Management of High Technology, New York, May 27, 1984.

Ronen, B., and Baroudi, J.J., "The Selection, Training, Tasks and Careers of Microcomputer Support Personnel: A Normative Perspective". Presented at the 1986 ACM SIGCPR International Conference in Calgary, October 16-17,1986.

Ronen, B., "The Implementation of TQM in the Insurance Industry: A Focused Management Approach". Presented at the Eighth International Conference of ISQA - Jerusalem December 1990.

Ronen, B., "Project Management: A Theory of Constraints Approach". The Third International Conference on Management of Technology, February 18-21, 1992, Miami, Florida.

Ronen, B., "Strategic Implications of Total Quality Management" The Ninth International Conference of ISQA - Jerusalem, December 1992.

Kalish, S., and Ronen, B., "Design A Production Line". To be presented at the ORSA/TIMS conference, November 1992.

Schragenheim, E., and Ronen B., "Expediting and Buffer Management". The Second Annual Meeting of the International Society for Systems Improvement, New Heaven, CT., 1993.

Ronen, B., Gur R., and PS., "Focused Management in Military Organizations: An Avenue for Future Industrial Engineering Contribution". The 16th Annual Conference on Computers and Industrial Engineering, Ashikaga, Japan, March 7-9, 1994.

Ronen, B., Harel, A., and Lev, M., "Improving System Performance: The Fighter Squadron Case". The 48th Annual Quality Congress, ASQC, Las-Vegas, Nevada, May 24-26, 1994.

Eden, Y., Ronen, B. and Spiegler, I., "Storing Too Much Inventory in the Insurance Industry?". The 1994 Annual Meeting of the AmeRisk and Insurance Association, August 18-20, 1994, Toronto, Canada.

Ronen, B., "Quality without Teams". The Tenth International Conference of ISQA - Jerusalem, November 1994.

Coman, A., and Ronen, B., "The Enhanced Make or Buy Decision: The Fallacy of Cost Accounting and the Theory of Constraints" - the Third Annual Meeting of the International Society for Systems Improvement, September 1995.

Ronen, B., and Coman, A., “Quality Comes Second: Value Creation and the Implemtation Process”. Presented at the 14th International Conference of the Israel Society for Quality, Jerusalem, Israel, November 18-21, 2002.

Pass, Sh., and Ronen, B., "Managing Market-Constrained Organizations". The 3rd International Conference of TOC-ICO, Miami, November 2004.

Ronen, B., "VFM – Value Focused Management: Measuring the Impact of Non-Finacial Value Drivers in Operations, Logistics and Supply Chains". The International Conference on Performance Measurements and Risk Management, Milan, Italy, December 8-10 2004.

Lechler, T., Ronen, B., and Stohr, E., "The Light Critical Chain Concept". The NASA conference, 2005.

Rosolio, I., Ronen, B., and Geri, N., "Applying the Theory of Constraints (TOC) in the Oil Refinery Industry". ERTC Asset Maximisation Conference, 8 – 10 May 2006, Vienna, Austria


Publications in Hebrew

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "New Approaches to Indirect Cost Allocation". Roeh Ha'heshbon (in Hebrew) Vol. 36, 1988, pp. 211-215.

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Managing Overhead Costs". Roeh Ha'heshbon (in Hebrew), Vol. 37, 1988, pp. 251-260.

Eden Y., and Ronen, B., "Activity Based Costing" (part 1) Roeh Ha'heshbon (in Hebrew), Vol.38, No.5, pp.343-346, 1989

Eden Y., and Ronen, B., "Activity Based Costing" (part 2) Roeh Ha'heshbon (in Hebrew), Vol.38, No.6, pp.415-418, 1990

Eden Y., and Ronen, B., "The Myth and Reality of the Hour Rate in Industry". Roeh Ha'heshbon (in Hebrew). Vol.39, No.3, June 1990, pp. 213-218.

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Management of Securities for Granting Credit". Roeh Ha'heshbon (in Hebrew), Vol.39, No.5 October 1990, pp. 413-420.

Ronen, B., and Pass, S. "MMIS: Manufacturing Management Information Systems". Ma'aseh Hoshev (in Hebrew), February 1990, pp. 42-45.

Ronen, B., and Karp, A., "Small and Large Batch Manufacturing: An Information Entropy Approach". Ma'aseh Hoshev (in Hebrew), July 1991.

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Total Quality Management (TQM) of an Accounting Firm". Roeh Ha'heshbon (in Hebrew), Volume 4, (374) pp.272-281, 1991.

Eden, E., and Ronen, B., "Easy as ABC?" Roeh Ha'heshbon, Volume 5, (381) pp. 525-539, 1992.

Eden, E., and Ronen, B., "The Syndrome of 'Current Plus Sixty'". Roeh Ha'heshbon, Volume 42, (385) 3 pp. 191-198, 1993. Read this Article

Eden, E., and Ronen, B., "Different Type of Accounting: How Can Audit be Completed Within Three Weeks from Year End". Roeh Ha'heshbon, Volume 43, (390) 2 pp. 134-143, 1994.

Ronen, B., and Pass, S., "Focused Management: A Mission Oriented Approach to Total Quality Management". A Chapter in the book "Israel Management Culture", Aaron Shenhar and Amos Yarkoni, editors. Cherikover, Tel Aviv, 1994.

Eden, E., and Ronen, B., "Target Pricing". Roeh Ha'heshbon, Volume 44, 2 (396), pp. 135-139, May 1995.

Eden, E., and Ronen, B., "The Outsourcing Dilemma: A Mathematical Model". Roeh Ha'heshbon, Volume 45, 2 (396), July 1995.

Garry, N., and Ronen, B., The CCM - "Constraints and Contribution Method for Determining the Product Mix". Roeh Ha'heshbon, Vol. 45, (405) 5, pp. 521-529, October 1996.

Eden, Y., Coman, A., and Ronen, B., "Subcontracting Cost/Benefit Analysis". Roeh Ha'heshbon, (397) 3, pp.268-273, 1997.

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Rethinking Standard Costing". Roeh Ha'heshbon, Vol. 46, (407) 1, pp. 30-44, 1997. Read this Article

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Just-In-Time Management: Managerial and Accounting Considerations". Roeh Ha'heshbon, Vol. 47, (417) 5, October 1998, pp. 1-9.

Eden, Y., and Ronen, B., "Activity Based Costing (ABC) and Activity Based Management (ABM)". Roeh Ha'heshbon, Vol. 6 (430), pp. 651-657, December 2000.