# Bottlenecks in the Process

Bottlenecks in a Process
In this past week, I collected some data in relates to my current process for preparing to go to work. In this process, I was able to determine bottlenecks in my current process. Bottleneck   is defined by Chase, Aquilano & Jacobs (2006) as any resource whose capacity is less than the demand placed upon it.
There were several bottlenecks in my current process that I was able to identify. I was also able to apply the Goldrattâ€™s theory of constraints. The first step in Goldrattâ€™s theory of constraints is to identify the system of constraint and decide how to exploit the constraints to more effective (Chase, Aquilano, & Jacobs, 2006).   To improve a process and increase efficiency, bottlenecks in the process must be identified.
One of the bottlenecks that I was able to identify from the data collected was in the very beginning of my current process. It is when the alarm goes off, do I get up or do I hit the snooze button of the alarm clock and sleep in? I found that out of the five days timeframe in which I collected data, I average an additional 20 minutes in the process because I hit the snooze button in the alarm clock several times before I got up. To lessen the time of getting ready for work, I found that I should get up right away as soon as the alarm clock goes off and not allow myself to hit the snooze button of the alarm clock several times.
Additionally, I should always select and prepare my work clothes the night before to be more efficient in my preparation for work in the morning. I found this to be a bottleneck in my current process as well. Three out the of five days, I did not have clothes selected and prepared for work,   I added an additional seven minutes in average in my current process for preparing for work. The third bottleneck in my process, but not necessarily adds time to the entire process is my breakfast preparation. There were two days in my week of collecting data, where I did not grab breakfast and it is due...