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TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma
The combination of Lean, Six Sigma and Theory Of Constraints. How to build your own system by choosing what works for you.
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Ritsuo Shingo 1 week course in Greece, July 25-29, 2016 | Lean Leadership Institute

Ritsuo Shingo 1 week course in Greece, July 25-29, 2016 | Lean Leadership Institute | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Ritsuo Shingo is currently president of Institute of Management Improvement and senior advisor to the Lean Leadership Institute. Ritsuo is former president of Sichuan Toyota,China(a Start-up) , the first joint venture Toyota established in China to produce the Toyota Coaster ,a minibus. Ritsuo had a very unique career at Toyota as he was responsible  for start-up projects. He was also involved in NUMMI (California, Kentucky, and United Kingdom) and GAC-Hino (China).
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Paths of Variation Part 3 by Bob Sproull

Paths of Variation Part 3 by Bob Sproull | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

In my ‘Paths of Variation” blog post series, I asked two important questions regarding the pinion manufacturing process case study we have been working through: Do you think that the pinions produced through these multiple paths will be the same dimensions or will you have multiple distributions? What if we were able to reduce the number of paths of variation from 32 down to 2, do you believe the overall variation would be less and how many distributions would you have now?

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The Curious Case of 100% Work Performance by Chris Roser | AllAboutLean.com

The Curious Case of 100% Work Performance by Chris Roser | AllAboutLean.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Employees usually can exceed the official 100% workload targets without much difficulty. However, adjusting the 100% to the true 100% - even with no changes in
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Bill Dettmer Logical Thinking Process training course summary and invitation - June 2016 - 3 min. video

By the end of this training course, participants will be able to:

Be self sufficient to read, construct and review Goal Trees, Current Reality Trees, Conflict Resolution Diagrams (Evaporating Clouds), Future Reality Trees and Prerequisite Trees Surface and identify root causes of complex problems and build robust solutions to solve them [...] Apprehend the difficulties about change and settle conflicting objectives. Identify and overcome possible obstacles.

Build a straightforward plan for change and present an executive summary.

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A [very good] Chat about Theory of Constraints [and Agile] with guest Clarke Ching - 44 mins. podcast | CodeVoyagers.com

A [very good] Chat about Theory of Constraints [and Agile] with guest Clarke Ching - 44 mins. podcast | CodeVoyagers.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Clarke Ching joins us to discuss Theory of Constraints and the benefits of using these techniques at a software company like Skyscanner. Clarke is an Agile and Theory of Constraints expert. Born in New Zealand, he now lives in Scotland [...] He discovered ToC in 1996, Agile in 2003, and has dedicated much of his working-life since then to combining the two. He has an MBA in Technology Management.
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Introduction to R for Excel Users | Thomas Hopper | R-bloggers

Introduction to R for Excel Users | Thomas Hopper | R-bloggers | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

"...The quality of our decisions in an industrial environment depends strongly on the quality of our analyses of data. Excel, a tool designed for simple financial analyses, is often used for data analysis simply because it’s the tool at hand, provided by corporate IT departments who are not trained in data science. 


Unfortunately, Excel is a very poor tool for data analysis and its use results in incomplete and inaccurate analyses, which in turn result in incorrect or, at best, suboptimal business decisions. In a highly competitive, global business environment, using the right tools can make the difference between a business’ survival and failure. Alternatives to Excel exist that lead to clearer thinking and better decisions. The free software R is one of the best of these..."


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Michel Baudin's curator insight, May 8, 2:25 PM
Kudos to Thomas Hopper for writing this guide and for making the complete 87-page PDF file available for download. For over two decades, I limited the analyses offered to my consulting clients to what I could do with Excel, because it was the only tool they had, and I wanted to reproduce my results. 

For the past three years, however, I have been teaching myself R and fully agree with Hopper that it is a much more powerful and reliable tool for analytics. I also agree that it takes time and effort to learn, but it is useful even at a beginner's level of proficiency. 

Many, including Hopper, refer to this gradual learning process as  "steep learning curve," which, strictly speaking, means the opposite: the steeper the learning curve of a skill, the faster you learn it... The main challenge I see for the manufacturing engineers and managers I know is the switch from a spreadsheet to a coding mindset. 

Excel is still preferable for expense reports or project cost justification, and R does not obviate the need for a database management system (DBMS). 
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Why Measuring Efficiency is Anti-Lean | Bob Maskell

Why Measuring Efficiency is Anti-Lean | Bob Maskell | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
The measurement of people’s efficiency has a long history in manufacturing industries. The efficiency of the production people (or the process) is calculated by dividing the standard time by the actual time. Measuring Efficiency is a killer for Lean companies
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Bernard Controls DDMRP case study - 3 min. overview video in French + English subtitles

See the amazing results Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning (DDMRP) is having at Bernard Controls. French dialogue with English subtitles.

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Un résumé très rapide d'une implémentation DDMRP 

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Why Lean Fails in Job Shops … and What to Do to Succeed | 9 min video by Greg Lane | Lean Enterprise Institute

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Critical Chain Project Management training course - 3 min. invitation - Paris, May 2016

Philip Marris and Eric Robin invite you to the Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) training course. 12 participants only, in English, with real-life examples of CCPM implementations. Over 400 people have been trained by Marris Consulting in the past 4 years including: ArcelorMittal, Areva, Arkema, Autoliv, Bayer, Bosch, [...] Procter & Gamble, Safran, Saint-Gobain, SKF, Thales, Visteon, Yves Rocher & Zodiac Aerospace.
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Mastering Lean Product Development | AME - Texas U.S.A. May 2-3, 2016

Mastering Lean Product Development | AME - Texas U.S.A. May 2-3, 2016 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Join us in Arlington, Texas on May 2-3, 2016 when the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) will be holding a workshop on Mastering Lean Product Development. In the current economic climate, doing more with less is a mandate for virtually any firm, particularly with respect to new product introductions. Unfortunately, much of the effort expended by product development teams is often unnecessary and potentially wasteful. In many cases, only one or two hours of team member’s work day is actually spent creating value for their customers, and profits for their companies.
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TLS, what is that? | Daniel Bloom

TLS, what is that? | Daniel Bloom | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

I got into a discussion in the past days over the use of acronyms. The comment was passed that nobody understands acronyms so why use them. So for you who are reading this blog let me give to

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The Real Story Behind the Bullwhip Effect by Chad Smith | PrimeAdvantage

The Real Story Behind the Bullwhip Effect by Chad Smith | PrimeAdvantage | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
At the bottom of Figure 2 there is a rounded box with the words “MRP treats everything as dependent.” There are two primary paths that lead from this box. The first path has to do with distortions to relevant information […] This forces the use of forecasted demand for the planning horizon which means the initial signal is in error by definition. […] This triggers system nervousness which creates constantly changing signals or leads to distortive behaviors to compensate for the nervousness (weekly buckets and/or BOM flattening). […] Since MRP treats everything as dependent, then all of the timing and quantity requirements in its plans are subject to those dependencies. […] In short, an MRP plan, even with perfect demand information, will only be realistic if everything goes EXACTLY according to plan in every activity. This core problem of MRP has remained in place in large part because calculation dependency is the real power of the MRP tool. […] The solution to this hard coded trait is exceedingly simple, yet it is nearly impossible to implement and sustain in conventional MRP environments. […] The solution is known as “decoupling” and it is the cornerstone to the next generation of MRP called Demand Driven MRP (DDMRP).
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Antifragile / Nassim Taleb + TOC / Eli Goldratt conference by Dr. Alan Barnard | Intel 2016 annual "Accelerate Results"

52 minute video. The conference team of Intel's annual "Accelerate Results" conference just made available the video of my keynote presentation titled "How to transform organizations and people from Fragile to Robust to Antifragile" where I share my research on the important implication and practical application of Prof. Nassim Taleb's concept of Antifragile and Dr. Eli Goldratt's Theory of Constraints.
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Toyota's heijunka article by Ian Glenday | Planet-Lean.com

Toyota's heijunka article by Ian Glenday | Planet-Lean.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Heijunka is at the foundation of the original TPS house. Isn't it the core of your lean transformation? Without it, you won't be able to create the stability. [...] The aim of the initial three steps of levelling is to produce products in a fixed schedule that is rigorously followed. Same products, same volume, on the same equipment, at the same time and in the same sequence every cycle. Step one: in a twice a month cycle. Step two: in a weekly cycle. Step three: daily cycles. These fixed schedules would run for 6 to 8 cycles before being re-calculated for another series of 6 to 8 cycles. It led to the term "every product every cycle" (EPEC).

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Manufacturing Breakthrough Blog by Bob Sproull : Paths of Variation Part 1

Manufacturing Breakthrough Blog by Bob Sproull : Paths of Variation Part 1 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
We’re all familiar with the positive effects of implementing Cellular Manufacturing (CM) in our workplaces such as the improved flow through the process, overall cycle time reduction, throughput gains as well as other benefits. But there is one other positive effect that can result from implementing CM that isn’t discussed much. This potential positive impact is what CM can do to reduce variation. But before we reveal how this works, let’s first discuss the concept of paths of variation.
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The Essence of TameFlow - book by Steve Tendon

The Essence of TameFlow - book by Steve Tendon | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
[TOC + Agile + Lean?] TameFlow is a contemporary approach to create breakthrough performance innovations in knowledge-work organizations. Discover the founding ideas that are the foundation of TameFlow. Get a clear understanding of if and how TameFlow can be useful to you, your team or your entire company.
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How to identify a bottleneck? | TheLeanPresentation.com

How to identify a bottleneck? | TheLeanPresentation.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

The Lean Presentation is a place where one can find the best videos on Lean Management, Kaizen and specific Lean tools sorted in a structured order for the ease of use. We post videos already available online, but which might not be so easily accessible or found.

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Critical Chain 1 day training course - 12th May 2016 | Marris Consulting

Critical Chain 1 day training course - 12th May 2016 | Marris Consulting | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Critical Chain Project Management Training
Do you dare to finish all your projects on time!?

A one day intensive training course in English by 2 renowned CCPM experts Philip Marris and Eric Robin with over 30 years of combined experience.

Over 400 people have been trained by Marris Consulting in the past 4 years including: ArcelorMittal, Areva, Arkema, Autoliv, Bayer, Bosch, GSK, Ipsen, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lilly, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Procter & Gamble, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Schlumberger, Siemens, SKF, Thales, Visteon, Yves Rocher & Zodiac Aerospace …

With Critical Chain you can execute your projects about 40% faster and finish nearly all of them on time.

Note: Philip Marris is the curator of this Scoop It news website.

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Theory Of Constraints - One of the best examples: Fleetguard Filters | TOCPA 2016

Theory Of Constraints - One of the best examples: Fleetguard Filters | TOCPA 2016 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Background: one of the most successful TOC journeys recognized as such by Eli Goldratt in 2009. The topic of this March 2016 TOCPA conference is how they plan to continue their ever flourishing development.
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Play 'DDMRP Buffer Profile iPad' on GameSalad Arcade

Play 'DDMRP Buffer Profile iPad' on GameSalad Arcade | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
The iPad Version of the DDMRP buffer profile tool...

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The IPAD Apps to calculate Buffer profile #DDMRP

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The IPAD Apps to calculate Buffer profile #DDMRP

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Is Lean the Same as TPS? by Bob Emiliani

Is Lean the Same as TPS? by Bob Emiliani | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Together, I call these "the umami of TPS." Lean can taste sweet some of the time, but most of the time there are strong tastes of sourness, saltiness, and
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Japan Study Mission 2016 12 min. summary of TPS lessons learnt by Paul Akers

After 6 Japan visits Paul Akers summarizes lessons learnt during his 2016 visit organized by Norman Bodek.

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Where Are We on the Demand-Driven Journey?  Jake Barr, Carol Ptak, Lora Cecere | 36 min. video 2016

Jake Barr, CEO of BlueWorld Supply Chain Consulting; Carol Ptak, Partner at the Demand-driven Institute; and Lora Cecere, Founder of Supply Chain Insight.


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