What Are Internal Constraints?

According Business Case Studies LLP, internal constraints are factors that are under the control of a given company yet interfere with its ability to make decisions that are in its own best interest. They are typically influenced by business culture and policies.

One internal constraint is the scale or capacity of the company’s buildings and machinery. Others include the availability of the work force, the skill level and training of employees, access to raw materials and replacement parts, the relationship between the company and its suppliers, time management and project funding.

These factors can have a significant impact on a company’s ability to produce goods efficiently, fill new orders, meet customer demand and respond to a changing business environment.