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Gartner’s 2016 Supply Chain Planning Predictions - This Time its Different

Gartner’s 2016 Supply Chain Planning Predictions - This Time its Different | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it
For the first time in many years, Gartner is predicting big near-term changes in supply chain planning.
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It all points to things Demand Driven MRP and its supporting software already provide.

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New Book Announcement: A Sequel to Epiphanized by Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson

New Book Announcement: A Sequel to Epiphanized by Bob Sproull and Bruce Nelson | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

Bruce Nelson and I are proud to announce the upcoming release of our long-awaited sequel to Epiphanized – Unifying Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma, 2nd Edition. The book is scheduled to be released on December 13th and we are both excited about it. The title is: Focus and Leverage: The Critical Methodology for Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (TLS). The primary characters remain the same, but this time the storyline features two different industries: Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) and Healthcare (hospital) environments.


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Principles of Quality Management

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The eight key quality principles, as identified by the International Standards Organization, to achieve an effective Quality Management System.
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Clarke Ching talks with Philip Marris about the Theory Of Constraints | 1 hour - May 2015

Clarke Ching talks with Philip Marris about the Theory Of Constraints | 1 hour - May 2015 | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

Clarke Ching interviews Philip Marris about his 29 years of Theory Of Constraints experience. They talk about TOC, the best seller “The Goal”, how to find bottlenecks, TOC in operations (Drum Buffer Rope and Critical Chain Project Management), TOC’s Thinking Processes, Bill Dettmer’s Logical Thinking Process, Lean, why the 5 focussing steps are wrong, the incredible power of focus and leverage, the problem with the word “Theory” in TOC, Clarke Ching’s new book “Rolling Rocks Downhill”, how TOC can promote ambition, etc. Several real examples of TOC implementations are presented. Filmed simultaneously in Scotland and Paris. Video post-production by Christian Hohmann.


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Alex Knight website (Recommended) - TOC in health and social care world expert

Alex Knight website (Recommended) - TOC in health and social care world expert | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

Alex has worked around the world alongside many great leaders in health, social care, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. His consulting, lecturing and coaching work has shown him, first-hand, the joys and struggles people face in their endeavours to improve their services and businesses. Alex's work is guided by the scientific approach and the principles underpinning the Theory of Constraints (TOC) […] Alex was fortunate to be mentored by Dr Eliyahu M. Goldratt, the inventor of the Theory of Constraints. […] Alex is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on TOC. […] Alex is a founding partner of QFI; an organisation committed to applying the scientific approach and Theory of Constraints to seemingly intractable problems—problems that are limiting the organisation's performance. This often requires Alex to take the principles of TOC and invent new, practical and robust solutions. Most recently Alex has applied this thinking to the integration of healthcare, in particular to community-based healthcare. He is also exploring healthcare at a national and a global level—analysing the seemingly intractable problems.

He is the author of the 2014 best seller "Pride and Joy" http://www.alex-knight.com/the-book A novel about applying TOC in healthcare.


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Achieving Operational Excellence

Achieving Operational Excellence | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it
Achieving operational excellence is the path to success for any business. With competition increasing and spendings on hospitality and leisure slowly recovering from the most recent recession, operational excellence will give your business a clear advantage in the market. But how does one achieve operational excellence? In this article we will take a look at some of the key points in achieving operational excellence and look at five of the top ten ways to achieve operational excellence. In the n
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Lean Six Sigma Must Be a Waste of Energy

Lean Six Sigma Must Be a Waste of Energy | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it
Would you get on an airplane if it you knew the flight would fail 25-70% of the time? What if it was only 1% of the time? Would you get on an airplane if you knew one out of every hundred (1:100) flights would fail? That would be a failure rate of approximately one flight per hour, every hour, out of Newark International Airport alone (or that of any other major international airport).It seems that everywhere I look – every article I read, every subject matter expert with whom I speak and every
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"Pride and Joy" book - more praise via FocusandLeverage blog

"Pride and Joy" book - more praise via FocusandLeverage blog | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

[…] I want to let everyone know about a fantastic book I just finished reading. The title is Pride and Joy and is written by Alex Night. I was going to write a review myself, but then I looked on Amazon at reviews […] By J. Cox […] “Pride and Joy” has the potential of doing to healthcare what Goldratt’s The Goal did to manufacturing and supply chain. […] By Gerald I. Kendall […] This is the best book on hospital administration and patient care I've ever read. …


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Bill Dettmer and Philip Marris discuss: Theory of..., Thinking Processes and Policy Constraints

Bill Dettmer and Philip Marris discuss various aspects of the Theory Of Constraints. They discuss how the name “Theory Of Constraints” generates rejection in the business community. […] “is the Thinking Process part of TOC?" […] Internal constraints, external constraints and policy constraints […] constraints in Sales and Marketing.


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Bill Bentley's curator insight, February 16, 2015 11:34 AM

You only need to hear the first few minutes of this to know why people don't come to my TOC webinars.   Renaming them this spring!!

Bill Bentley's curator insight, February 16, 2015 11:34 AM

You only need to hear the first few minutes of this to know why people don't come to my TOC webinars.   Renaming them this spring!!

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Benchmarking Lean and TOC - US Navy Report (pdf)


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What is an Interference Diagram?

What is an Interference Diagram? | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

The Interference Diagram (ID) is a relatively simple tool to help surface, value and sort out interferences, Undesirable Effects or obstacles usually described as “problems”. The ID found its place within the Theory of Constraints Logical Thinking toolbox, but “Unlike the other thinking tools the ID is not based on logic, but rather on intuition


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[Highly recommended] Focus and Leverage: The Critical Methodology for Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma (TLS) by Bruce Nelson & Bob Sproull

"This book, Focus and Leverage, discusses the powerful results that can be obtained when observing and analyzing a business from a holistic, systemic point of view, and then explains how Lean-Six Sigma initiatives are substantially improved with the system focusing mechanism, provided by Theory of Constraints (TOC). ... This book defines two very practical and robust applications that I consider the most powerful planning tool available today: the Interference Diagram (ID) combined with the Intermediate Objective (IO) map, or the ID/IO simplified strategy concept. ... In the book, Bruce Nelson and Bob Sproull use the business situation from two seemingly different business environments, and yet illustrate the commonality between the two. First is the situation from a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) facility, and second is the situation of a Hospital Emergency Room. Using this innovative method they show how significant leaps in business performance can be obtained in a very short period of time.

This book also introduces an interesting and innovative concept for system planning and scheduling. It is a scheduling concept that the authors refer to as M-DBR (Multiple-Drum-Buffer-Rope), which is a valid refinement of the traditional DBR proposed by TOC."
―David Poveda, M.A.Sc., CDDP Instructor; Owner & Director, FLOWING Consultoria

"Wow… what a great book and sequel to Epiphanized. [...]
―Mark Rader, Lean Six Sigma Master Blackbelt

"Some authors write revolutionary business management books that question industry practices and propose a truly different new and convincing approach. That is true of Bruce Nelson and Bob Sproull’s books. Some books are so enticing that you are torn between finishing the book and starting to apply the ideas it presents. This is such a book. ... The authors are passionate and experienced ‘changers’ or ‘improvers.’ You will sense this throughout the novel. ... I have been mixing Lean, TOC, and Six Sigma together for more than 25 years. I know it works; it works well. Don’t just buy this book … read it, think about it, adapt it to your context, and try to apply at least some of it."
―Philip Marris, CEO Marris Consulting, Paris, France, Founder and Administrator of the LinkedIn "TLS―TOC, Lean & Six Sigma" Group


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john tripp on Twitter: "TOC still unknown & too narrowly understood"

john tripp on Twitter: "TOC still unknown & too narrowly understood" | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it
Nationals survey shows The Theory Of Constraints:TOC still unknown & too narrowly understood #TOCTP #BTRTG ... pic.twitter.com/UHjCrjBMK6

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[Highly recommended] Epiphanized 2nd Edition: A Novel on Unifying TOC, Lean, and Six Sigma by Bob Sproull, Bruce Nelson

Updating the tools, principles, and methods presented in the bestselling first edition, this updated edition explains how to implement the authors’ proven improvement methodology that unifies the Theory of Constraints with Lean and Six Sigma. The book uses a compelling novel format to demonstrate how to achieve superior on-time delivery along with unprecedented levels of profitability. [...] This edition has been updated with an expanded appendix that [...] provides additional detail about how the concepts covered in the book can be applied to your organization.

 


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Alex Knight website (Recommended) - TOC in health and social care world expert

Alex Knight website (Recommended) - TOC in health and social care world expert | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

Alex has worked around the world alongside many great leaders in health, social care, for-profit and not-for-profit organisations. His consulting, lecturing and coaching work has shown him, first-hand, the joys and struggles people face in their endeavours to improve their services and businesses. Alex's work is guided by the scientific approach and the principles underpinning the Theory of Constraints (TOC) […] Alex was fortunate to be mentored by Dr Eliyahu M. Goldratt, the inventor of the Theory of Constraints. […] Alex is recognised as one of the world's leading authorities on TOC. […] Alex is a founding partner of QFI; an organisation committed to applying the scientific approach and Theory of Constraints to seemingly intractable problems—problems that are limiting the organisation's performance. This often requires Alex to take the principles of TOC and invent new, practical and robust solutions. Most recently Alex has applied this thinking to the integration of healthcare, in particular to community-based healthcare. He is also exploring healthcare at a national and a global level—analysing the seemingly intractable problems.

He is the author of the 2014 best seller "Pride and Joy" http://www.alex-knight.com/the-book A novel about applying TOC in healthcare.


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Why we need DDMRP | Demand Driven Material Requirement Solution ?

Here are the answers of all questions regarding the WHY we are in most in need to DDMRP solution ,
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10 Years After: How Close Are We to True Demand-Driven Supply Chains?

10 Years After: How Close Are We to True Demand-Driven Supply Chains? | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it
It's been about a decade since companies began talking about the dream of a truly "demand-driven" supply chain. How far have we come? Roddy Martin, managing director of Accenture Supply Chain Strategies, provides a progress report. [Run Time (Min.): 11:43]
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Pride and Joy - The Book

Pride and Joy - The Book | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

Healthcare systems appear complex. Each patient requires the efforts of many different resources—both people and equipment—before they are clinically fit to go home or move to the next stage of their healthcare journey. The most common response to this seeming complexity is to divide the system into parts and manage and measure each part in an attempt to improve the whole. Such an approach may have an impact when the number of system variables are relatively small and the variability within each dimension is relatively small. However, our health systems are an example where almost the opposite extreme is true: we face the perfect storm.

Alex Knight


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Demand Driven World Annual 2015 conference - March 26-27 Houston, USA

Demand Driven World Annual 2015 conference - March 26-27 Houston, USA | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

2015 Schedule at a Glance
2015 Pre-Conference Session Content
2015 General Session Content
2015 Breakout Session Content
Registration and Fees
Location and Travel Related Details
Conference Preparation


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The Truth About THE GOAL - Jeff Cox

The Truth About THE GOAL - Jeff Cox | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it
Just after Eli Goldratt's death in June 2011, I wrote a short piece in remembrance of him in which I tried to highlight the very human and better side of him while not

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Jürgen Kanz's curator insight, February 13, 2015 7:19 AM

The article by Jeff Cox doesn't put Eli Goldratt in a good light. It seems that against our beliefs as a TOC Community there is an unsolved conflict. Perhaps only Eli's family can resolve it now. Efrat do you hear me?

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TLS - TOC Lean & Six Sigma LinkedIn discussion group (membership recommended)

TLS - TOC Lean & Six Sigma LinkedIn discussion group (membership recommended) | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

This group aims to bring together all those who are interested in the combination of the Theory Of Constraints, Lean (Manufacturing, Engineering, Management ...) and Six Sigma.

People have been fighting for too long a sterile battle in which they claim that "my approach is better than yours". There is regrettable silo behaviour. The 3 schools of thought - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma - have clearly demonstrated how powerful they are taken individually. We hope that this group will show that when they are intelligently combined companies can improve faster and that they can attain even better levels of performance.

The topics covered are not strictly limited to the 3 entities of TLS. Approaches, tools and ideas that are related are welcome. For example: Cost Accounting, Agile, Scrum, Risk Management, Systems Thinking, (Relevant) Knowledge Management, Internet & Operations, Product & Service design, ERPs, MRP, DRP, MES, DDMRP, Supply Chain Management, New Product Development ...


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Philip Marris's curator insight, June 14, 2014 4:21 AM

I am (Philip Marris) the administrator of both the Scoop It you are reading and this LinkedIn group.

 

I also administrate a LinkedIn group dedicated to "Critical Chain Project Management" https://www.linkedin.com/groups?home=&trk=anet_ug_hm&gid=5183858

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TLS novel/textbooks - Epiphanized 2nd Ed. + Sequel

TLS novel/textbooks - Epiphanized 2nd Ed. + Sequel | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it

What our new publisher [...] wants to do is first, publish a second edition of Epiphanized before publishing its sequel. [...] We've also been editing the sequel which uses the same cast of characters in two new environments, Healthcare and Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul in an aviation environment. We're both very excited about the new book.


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Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge | Three Sigma Systems

Deming’s System of Profound Knowledge | Three Sigma Systems | Operational Excellence | Scoop.it
I have always been fascinated by Deming's adoption of an SOPK model --- an interactive system which, as a whole, embraces an appreciation of systems,
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