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TLS and Velocity novel - 1 page by Claude Emond | Project Times

TLS and Velocity novel - 1 page by Claude Emond | Project Times | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[…] Goldratt and his followers have done it again! This time for the world of continuous improvement management. […] business novel, “Velocity” […] a story telling about realizing rapid and significant continuous improvement results through integrating three approaches: TOC, LEAN and Six Sigma. […] So LEAN, Six-Sigma and the like do not produce good results if applied without taking care of real organisational constraints. […]  traditional approaches have us working very hard to achieve almost no improvements. This integrated approach is even trademarked as iTLS ™ […]

[TLS] is a major breakthrough, that has been going on for at least the last four years. Was I the only one of us sleeping through the birth of TLS? About time I woke up to Velocity!

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Claude Emond is one of the founders and president of Qualiscope Enterprises, a project management consulting, coaching and training firm based in Montreal, Canada.

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Claude Emond is one of the founders and president of Qualiscope Enterprises, a project management consulting, coaching and training firm based in Montreal, Canada.

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Merci pour le scoopit, Philip :)

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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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[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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Improving Project Portfolio Performance - 4 min preview by Inozu, Hannan and Robinson of TOCICO 2015 Sept. conference

Improving Project Portfolio Performance With Buffer-type Flexibility and Task-level DBR (Drum Buffer Rope) will be presented by Bahadir Inozu, Ph.D. from NOVACES, LLC, Mike Hannan from Fortezza Consulting, and Hilbert Robinson from Delta Airlines at the TOCICO 2015 Conference in Cape Town, South Africa on September 6-9. [...] two emerging techniques to improve project portfolio performance within a Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) framework: 1) The addition of scope buffers and budget buffers [...] 2) The addition of Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR), Lean, and Agile methods [...]

 

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A Lean Journey blog 6th Anniversary

A Lean Journey blog 6th Anniversary | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Today marks the 6th anniversary of A Lean Journey Blog […] so with this milestone, here are some numbers from the blog: Total Posts: 1215. Most read post:  DOWNTIME and the Eight Wastes with over 21,000 views followed by The Six-Step Problem-Solving Process (with over 20,000 views).

 

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Using TOC, Lean and Six Sigma to Become More Demand-Driven - Synchrono.com

Using TOC, Lean and Six Sigma to Become More Demand-Driven - Synchrono.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Last time, we looked at specific companies […] As you saw from these real-life examples, TOC works well as a pointer to see where you need to change – and what should be the first items on the list. I have watched TOC solutions work exceedingly well in manufacturing, scheduling, replenishment, and project management for continuous improvements that truly revolutionize environments.  Just as coarse-grade sandpaper can quickly address a rough surface, TOC quickly identifies global changes that can smooth flow and impact the bottom line. However, to get to that next level of improvement, we need to start using our Lean Tools.

 

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Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints by M. M. Srinivasan

Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints

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With an emphasis on systems thinking, Building Lean Supply Chains with the Theory of Constraints uniquely integrates TOC with Lean, illustrating how these two philosophies complement and reinforce each other to create the smooth flow of goods and services through the supply chain. The majority of the chapters draw on the tools and techniques of TOC, including throughput accounting, drum-buffer-rope, TOC in distribution and replenishment, the thinking process, and critical chain project management. All of these topics are presented in the context of building and managing a lean supply chain to achieve true bottom line results.

 

Coverage includes:Envisioning the lean supply chain: systems thinking;

Adopting a throughput world perspective; Partnering in the lean supply chain; Creating flow through the supply chain; Managing projects the TOC way: critical chain project management.

 

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We Need to Understand Variation to Manage Effectively | The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog

We Need to Understand Variation to Manage Effectively | The W. Edwards Deming Institute Blog | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[...] Dr. Deming brought new knowledge to Japan and the leadership of Japan beginning in 1947.  He made multiple trips and taught people at all levels.  He also learned from them.  He taught on the topics of variation (understanding it, how to react to it, how to reduce it), quality, seeing the organization (and country) as a system and the benefits of collaboration. There were other topics as well.  The point that Dr. Deming stressed in his later years was the he brought “new knowledge”.  He was not proposing knowledge and practices from western management.  As a matter of fact, he derived his 14 Points for Western Management because there was so much that managers in the United States and other countries needed to change. [...]


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TOC's 5 Focusing Steps criticized by Philip Marris - 4 min. Clarke Ching interview extract

A 4 minute extract of the 1 hour interview by Clarke Ching of Philip Marris about his 29 years of Theory Of Constraints experience. Philip Marris explains his point of view about the Theory Of Constraints’ 5 Focussing Steps. He argues that they are sufficient in an initial implementation of TOC but that they must later be replaced with a process that aims to organize the system around the “best” constraint or “best” bottleneck. The full version of the interview is available here: https://youtu.be/t8K2qY1k5Yw

 

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Deming Institute website

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The Deming Institute is bringing the teachings of Dr. W. Edwards Deming to a new generation, for a rapidly evolving new world. We believe in inspiring individuals and organizations to make a difference, think differently, ask better questions and seek new knowledge.

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TOC in Remanufacturing, a TOC + Lean case study - 10 pages by John Darlington | TOCPA

TOC in Remanufacturing, a TOC + Lean case study - 10 pages by John Darlington | TOCPA | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Chapter 6. John Darlington. TOC in Remanufacturing or Chasing Muda. A [1994-1998] Case Study in TOC and Lean Enterprise Application.

 

This chapter belongs to a collection of vintage stories [provided by TOCPA, Oded Cohen and Jelena Fedurko] that are worth telling as they are still relevant for today as they were twenty and thirty years ago. The author brings here his experience of combining TOC, ST Point software (version of OPT) and Lean. The article covers experience of five years (1994-1998).

 

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The Language of Lean is Visual | aLeanJourney.com

The Language of Lean is Visual | aLeanJourney.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
The goal in Visual Factory is to create a “status at a glance” in the workplace. This refers to an operating environment where anyone can enter the workplace and:
See the current situation (Self-explaining)
See the work process (Self-ordering)
See if you are ahead, behind or on schedule (Self-regulating) and
See when there is an abnormality (Self-improving)
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Re-evaluating the 5 Focusing Steps - webinar by Eli Schragenheim - 30th May 2015 (Recommended)

Re-evaluating the 5 Focusing Steps - webinar by Eli Schragenheim - 30th May 2015 (Recommended) | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

The five focusing steps were conceived in 1985. When I first heard them from Eli Goldratt it felt like seeing the light, not just in the end of the tunnel, but realizing a true leap in the managerial thought. Since then many other developments in the TOC School of Thought took place. About a year ago there was a long discussion in LinkedIn on “What is a constraint?” So, there is relevancy to the five focusing steps as a topic we have to deal with and check its impact on us today.

On May 30th, I’ll present my latest thoughts on what I still consider as a basic breakthrough. I’ll do my best to provoke thought and we can discuss and argue in order to know more.

 

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If you want to abandon traditional financial decision making... | Smarter Every Day

An 8 minute video about switching from one kind of bicycle to another...

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My apologies to readers who - quite rightly - will consider I am straying away from the topic of TLS. I have posted it because Chad Smith pointed out that if you think about financial decision making as the standard bicycle and some of the "new" ideas such as "Throughput Accounting" or "Lean Accounting"  as the special bicycle then you will have a nice analogy about the difficulty of changing from one to the other.

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TLS conference - Melbourne Australia - 28th May 2015 by Bob Sproull

TLS conference - Melbourne Australia - 28th May 2015 by Bob Sproull | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Bob has constructed a unique optimization methodology for manufacturers that unifies the strengths of Theory of Constraints, Lean, and Six Sigma that results in significant profitability improvements in manufacturing operations in a much shorter amount of time [...] Hear Bob as he introduces this methodology, show how things are done today and discusses better ways to drive continuous improvement.

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Logical Thinking Process in 7 x 5 minute videos

Logical Thinking Process in 7 x 5 minute videos | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Bill Dettmer has applied the Logical Thinking Process in both manufacturing and services with Fortune 500 and other companies, government agencies, and not-for-profit organizations around the world. Partial client list includes The Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (USA), Boeing, Bosch, Bayer, Deloitte&Touche (USA), U.S. Air Force Software Technology Center, Seagate Technology, Lucent Technologies (both in Europe and the USA), Siemens Medical (Germany), Siemens Energy Generation (USA). Twenty-three years' experience in logistics, strategic planning, operational planning, training, large-scale systems deployment, and contracting. Bill Dettmer's book:  Strategic Navigation; The Logical Thinking Process; Breaking the Constraints to World-Class Performance; Strategy, Chapter 19 of Theory of Constraints Handbook. Co-author (with Eli Schragenheim) of Manufacturing at Warp Speed (CRC St. Lucie Press, 2000).

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The Lean Toolbox by John Bicheno, Matthias Holweg

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[...] written for practitioners and for students, and is the extensively revised version of the best selling 'The New Lean Toolbox'. The book has sections on The Philosophy of Lean, Value and Waste, Transformation Frameworks, Deployment, Preparing for Flow, Mapping, Layout and Cell Design, Scheduling, TOC, Quality, Improvement, Managing Change, Sustainability, New Product Development, The Lean Supply Chain, and Accounting and Measurement.

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One of my favorite TLS "toolkit" books. There is quite a lot of Theory Of Constraints in it (but no Six Sigma).

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QRM-Roadshow - Offenburg Germany - 17th June 2015

Am 17. Juni 2015 findet die nächste Veranstaltung unserer QRM Roadshow in Offenburg statt. Wie zufrieden sind Sie mit Ihren Lieferzeiten? Ist das Thema Liefertreue oftmals Diskussionspunkt bei Ihren internen Besprechungen?

 

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Executive Summary Tree (TOC / LTP) by Bill Dettmer - 18 mins

Bill Dettmer presents the "Executive Summary Tree" of the Logical Thinking Process or LTP. This is a condensed version of the Current Reality Tree, the CRT, designed for an executive level summary. It is a crucial part of the process since it aims to obtain, very quickly, the buy-in from the top level management. The aim is to be able to present it in 15 to 20 minutes.

 

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Did Toyota fool the lean community for decades? - 80 slides by E. Van Est and P. Pollet (2014)

"Did Toyota Fool the Lean Community for Decades?" by  Emiel van Est & Pascal Pollet March 2014.

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Demand Driven World 2015 Conference - Summary and downloads

Demand Driven World 2015 Conference - Summary and downloads | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

The 2015 Demand Driven World Conference was held in Houston, Texas March 26-27, 2015. Below are presentations that we have been given permission to make available to the general public.

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TOC + Lean MRO book by Srinivasan, Bowers and Gilbert. 2014

Lean Maintenance Repair and Overhaul: Changing the Way You Do Business by: Mandyam M. Srinivasan, Ph.D., Melissa R. Bowers, Ph.D., Kenneth C. Gilbert, Ph.D.

 

Lean Maintenance Repair and Overhaul describes how MRO organizations can achieve significant improvement in financial performance by applying the Theory of Constraints (TOC) to guide the implementation of Lean manufacturing tools. This Lean/TOC approach facilitates a growth strategy by providing customer value, such as faster turnaround times, that the competition cannot match. […] This practical guide shows how Lean/TOC also provides the improvement strategy for dealing with the variation that distinguishes MRO from high-volume, repetitive manufacturing. […] You will learn how these concepts have been applied to MRO organizations in the commercial and defense sectors.

 

Philip Marris's insight:

Although the title is "Lean MRO" (for marketing reasons?) the book is explicitly all about TOC.

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Although the title is "Lean MRO" (for marketing reasons?) the book is explicitly all about TOC. It is necessarily THE book on TOC applied to MRO at the time of writing (2015). Highly recommended for all those involved in MRO. A lot of experience and very well written. The authors are Tennessee University USA professors so the book is not encumbered by marketing innuendos.

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'Gods' edging out robots at Toyota facility | The Japan Times

'Gods' edging out robots at Toyota facility | The Japan Times | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
“We need to become more solid and get back to basics, to sharpen our manual skills and further develop them,” said Kawai, a half century-long company veteran tapped by President Akio Toyoda to promote craftsmanship at Toyota’s plants. “When I was a novice, experienced masters used to be called gods, and they could make anything.”
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TLS: Open TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma - TOCICO 2013 conference summary

TLS = Open TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma. Presentation by Philip Marris at the TOCICO annual congress in Frankfurt in June 2013. It is argued that TLS enables companies to improve faster and reach even higher levels of performance than using one of the elements alone.
Each component is redefined:
Good Lean = Toyota = Growth (no downsizing) + Mindset + NPD
Bad Lean = A process of continuous downsizing.
Open TOC = TOC is powerful, it is necessary but not sufficient.
Closed TOC = TOC is the best, TOC is the only way.
Good Six Sigma = Data + VOC + Focused DOE projects.
Bad Six Sigma = A lot of belts, a lot of projects, few results.
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Integrating Lean Six Sigma and TOC | Manufacturing Breakthrough Blog by Bob Sproull

Integrating Lean Six Sigma and TOC | Manufacturing Breakthrough Blog by Bob Sproull | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

While I am an avid supporter of both Lean and Six Sigma, my concern is that using either or both of these methodologies in isolation from TOC will not deliver the most optimal results. I finished my last post with an introduction to TOC’s basic improvement methodology consisting of five focusing steps. [...] Let’s now focus on how we answer these three critical questions by expanding on Dr. Goldratt’s five focusing steps.

 

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Can Agile, Lean and/or TOC Solve The Inherent Complexities of Global Engineering? - IT Revolution

Can Agile, Lean and/or TOC Solve The Inherent Complexities of Global Engineering? - IT Revolution | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

A guest post by Curtis Hill.


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