TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma
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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.
Curated by Philip Marris
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Theory of Constraints and Lean 2018 training programme by Marris Consulting

Theory of Constraints and Lean 2018 training programme by Marris Consulting | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Over 900 people have been trained by Marris Consulting in the past 5 years including: Aerosud, ArcelorMittal, Areva, Arkema, Ariane Group, Autoliv, Bayer, Bosch, Embraer, Essilor, Danfoss, Fresenius Vial, GSK, Infineon, Ipsen, Jaeger LeCoultre, Lilly, Merial, Novartis, Pierre Fabre, Procter & Gamble, Pyrex, Nexter, Safran, Saint-Gobain, Salzgitter-Mannesmann, Schlumberger, Seb, Siemens, SKF, Thales, Veolia, Visteon, Yves Rocher & Zodiac Aerospace.


Our training sessions are also available as internal in-house training sessions. These sessions can be organized in our premises at the Montparnasse Tower or in your company premises anywhere in the world. You can contact us for rates and conditions regarding internal training sessions and we will get back to you with different options.

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TWI & Kata Summit Europe - Venice, Italy, 19-20 June 2018

TWI & Kata Summit Europe - Venice, Italy, 19-20 June 2018 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Join the world’s top thought leaders as you explore the proven routines of TWI and Kata... Venice, Italy 19-20 June 2018. [...] keynote presentations from Toyota Kata author Mike Rother, and TWI author Patrick Graupp. See you in Venice! See you at the TWI & Kata Summit Europe!

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Using videos to improve operations - A series of 8 posts by Michel Baudin

Using videos to improve operations - A series of 8 posts by Michel Baudin | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
As explained in this 8-part series of articles on using videos to improve operations, it is an art that is still in infancy, 100 years after Frank Gilbreth first demonstrated the power of the approach with films, in spite of the low cost and universal accessibility of video cameras and players. Technically, recording a video is not a challenge but analyzing data in video format still is. The available software makes it easy for human analysts to move back and forth inside a video, slow it down or speed it up, and break it down into steps to name, categorize and comment on....
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A Lean Journey - Blog by Tim McMahon

A Lean Journey - Blog by Tim McMahon | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Tim McMahon is a Lean implementation leader, author, blogger, and founder of ALeanJourney.com. This site is dedicated to sharing lessons and experiences along the Lean Journey in the Quest for True North. Tim is the co-author of The Lean Handbook, a comprehensive Lean reference guide for accredited certification.

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Tim McMahon is a Lean implementation leader, author, blogger, and founder of ALeanJourney.com. This site is dedicated to sharing lessons and experiences along the Lean Journey in the Quest for True North. Tim is the co-author of The Lean Handbook, a comprehensive Lean reference guide for accredited certification. He is also a regional board of director for AME and an Influential Voice for ASQ.

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Lean and the digital factory: is the digital twin the new gemba? | Chris Hohmann

Lean and the digital factory: is the digital twin the new gemba? | Chris Hohmann | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
The digital twin is the virtual and digital copy of a factory allowing monitoring, post-mortem analyses, simulations, stress tests, machine learning and much more. As a Lean practitioner having started his Lean experience in the 1980s, I faced the difficulty to get engineers, techs and sometimes foremen to the shopfloor to assess and understand the…
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The Bottleneck Rules - New (2018) book by Clarke Ching

The Bottleneck Rules - New (2018) book by Clarke Ching | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Working hard, but still can't keep up?

This short, insightful book will teach you how to speed up at work, by slowing down, looking at your workplace slightly differently, then thinking a little.

** Spoiler Alert **

The world’s best manufacturers have known the secret for decades: every workplace, big or small, has one resource that is slower than the rest. It’s called The Bottleneck. Find it, speed it up, and your entire workplace speeds up.

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Boosting rocket production with the Theory of Constraints - 22 min conference extract | TOCPA Paris 2018

Discover how EuroCryospace, the manufacturer of the first stage of the Ariane 5 rocket, increased throughput and productivity by over 30% in less than 6 weeks using the Theory of Constraints.

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Let's talk about your constraints, throttling production
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The convergence of Lean and Standard Cost Accounting - 8 page PDF article by Gary Kapanowski | Journal of Cost Management

The convergence of Lean and Standard Cost Accounting - 8 page PDF article by Gary Kapanowski | Journal of Cost Management | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Gary Kapanowski of Moeller Manufacturing has [...] contributed to, a complete magazine of lean accounting and management articles. The articles appear in the Journal of Cost Management [...] Lean Frontiers, Inc., in cooperation with The Journal of Cost Management, is making these articles available in the coming months. This is the first of these articles.

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Quick Changeover for Improved Service by Rob van Stekelenborg | Dumontis.com

Quick Changeover for Improved Service by Rob van Stekelenborg | Dumontis.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

People, not working in manufacturing, often tell me they don’t think this Lean “stuff” is applicable to their service context. [...] I am thinking of vessel turnaround times in a port, truck turnaround times at a warehouse, airplane turnaround at an airport, a visit to the outpatient department, [...] they all share the same challenge. Namely, to ensure the shortest, reliable time span in order not to waste any of the (internal) client’s valuable time. So why not use quick changeover principles in reducing these turnaround times?


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Focus and Leverage - TLS blog by Bob Sproull

Focus and Leverage - TLS blog by Bob Sproull | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

My blog is focused primarily on the Theory of Constraints and how to use it to maximize the profitability of any company. I also discuss why integrating TOC with Lean and Six Sigma is the most dynamic improvement methodology available today.

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Training in Logical Thinking Process - June 2018 – Comments by Max Börebäck

Training in Logical Thinking Process - June 2018 – Comments by Max Börebäck | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

If you have not yet been on a training in Logical Thinking Process I strongly recommend that you take the opportunity this spring and join a 6 day training course held by the author of the best book of the subject Bill Dettmer. After I took the training I have improved my logical decision a lot,and moved from stomach decisions to decisions based on a logical analyses where I spend time together with other people solving problems with a focus on always creating win win solution.

Logical Thinking Process 6-days course : next session in 2018 – Paris from 6th to 13th June 2018.

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New Book: The Problem-Solving, Problem-Prevention, and Decision-Making Guide by Bob Sproull

New Book: The Problem-Solving, Problem-Prevention, and Decision-Making Guide by Bob Sproull | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[Blog with several entries about the book. To order from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Problem-Solving-Problem-Prevention-Decision-Making-Guide-Systematic/dp/0815361408 ]

In Chapter 1, I discuss the DNA of both good problem solvers as well as the DNA of problems and then discuss three different types of problems, namely change-related problems, chronic problems, and hybrid problems.  [...]
In Chapter 2, I discuss what I believe are the four most important tools you should be using to solve problems.  These four are the Run Chart, The Pareto Chart, the Cause and Effect Diagram, and the Causal Chain.  [...]
In Chapter 3, I present the Problem-Solving Road Map in detail and then over the next six chapters I walk you through how to use this map to effectively solve problems.  ...
 
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4 reasons to consider SMED | Chris Hohmann

4 reasons to consider SMED | Chris Hohmann | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
SMED is a structured approach to reducing changeover durations. Here are 4 good reasons to consider deploying SMED. >Lisez-moi en français 1. More production capacity is required A critical resource of the production process is not able to deliver the expected quantity, due to lack of capacity. Such a resource is usually called a bottleneck,…
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Precisely Wrong - The MRP Challenge in the 21st Century | Video by Chad Smith and Carol Ptak

This video is from the May 2017 Demand Driven Webinar Series.  In this video Carol Ptak And Chad Smith, authors of Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning…

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TLS: TOC + Lean + Six Sigma TOCICO 2013 conference summary 17 mins

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

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Lean and Theory of Constraints - Philip Marris 8 min. interview | La Tribune business news magazine

Lean and Theory of Constraints - Philip Marris 8 min. interview | La Tribune business news magazine | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

French with English sub-titles. Philip Marris is interviewed by La Tribune (French business media). He talks about Lean and the Theory of Constraints and how he uses their combination.

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Critical Chain Project Management (TOC) Overview in 20 minutes

Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) is the component of the Theory Of Constraints (TOC) that deals with project management; both single projects and project portfolios. He explains when planning how to define "focussed task durations" and project buffers. He describes the dynamic execution logic based on the fever chart. He also emphasizes the importance of the powerful process of on-going improvement that is enabled by CCPM. Philip Marris presented an overview of Critical Chain Project Management during the 38th TOCPA (Theory Of Constraints Practitioners Alliance) International conference in Paris.

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Aerosud Managing Director Johan Steyn talks about their use of the Logical Thinking Process

During the 38th TOCPA conference in Paris, March 2017, Johan Steyn, Managing Director of Aerosud shared his experience with the Logical Thinking Process (LTP)
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ALES European Lean Managers Society - Conference Birmingham, UK 23rd May 2018

ALES European Lean Managers Society - Conference Birmingham, UK 23rd May 2018 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

...The Conference will look at how companies and executives are driving change to achieve operational excellence and consistent continuous improvement through a one day series of key notes.

Keynotes by: DANFOSS, ROCKWELL COLLINS, LEGO, UTAS, ARKITE, etc.

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One of the best Theory Of Constraints websites in the world by Kelvyn Youngman

One of the best Theory Of Constraints websites in the world by Kelvyn Youngman | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

"Kelvyn Youngman has done the organizational world an invaluable – no, indispensable – service with this web site.  This is the first comprehensive, truly system-level look at the Theory of Constraints." One of the website's recommendations by  H. William Dettmer, recognized Expert in TOC, author of 4 bestselling TOC books.


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Philip Marris's comment, August 13, 2013 10:16 AM
This website is regarded by many people as one of the best in quality and quantity concerning the Theory Of Constraints. It is administered by Kelvyn Youngman
Philip Marris's curator insight, August 25, 2013 3:42 PM

To quote from his website: "I spent quite some time living in Japan working within a large corporation that was both a batch manufacturer and a significant supplier to Toyota.  Their batch production mode had always caused them to decline “offers” from Toyota to improve their process and timeliness (but not their products which were in every sense of the word “World Class”).  However, together, we were able through Theory of Constraints to produce very significant improvements within a very short period of time.  Results that were significant enough to be reported in the national business press and also national television.

Let me say that I have deep respect for the fundamental techniques of Japanese kaizen, and of Toyota in particular.  Let me also say that I am not ignorant of Lean nor of its predecessors; World Class Manufacturing, Just-in-time, and so forth.  But there is something that is wrong with Lean (and Six Sigma) and I want to try to explain this. ...."

http://www.dbrmfg.co.nz/Overview%20Preface.htm

Pierre Jaeck's curator insight, January 10, 2016 11:34 AM

Certainly the best web site on TOC and more...

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Logical Thinking Process Executive 1-Day Seminar by Bill Dettmer, Paris, 5th June 2018

Logical Thinking Process Executive 1-Day Seminar by Bill Dettmer, Paris, 5th June 2018 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Logical Thinking Process Executive Summary Seminar: "Unifying Your Organization with a Goal" - 1 day Executive seminar, Paris, the 5th of June 2018. In English.

 

In this complex, global business world today, leaders are continually challenged by two essential questions: what should we be doing, and how should we do it? Of the two questions, the more critical is the “what” question. If you’re an executive—a leader or decision-maker of any kind—wouldn’t it be comforting to have a way to know what the right thing to do is at any given moment? That opportunity is here. Bill Dettmer is offering a one-day training course in clearly defining the direction of the company … that is, how to determine what a company should be doing to achieve its goal. This course is specifically tailored for executives, senior managers who aspire to be executives, and leaders of any kind.

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Demand Driven Technologies 2018 European User Conference - June 7, 2018 Nice, France

Demand Driven Technologies 2018 European User Conference - June 7, 2018 Nice, France | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Demand Driven Technologies presents Demand Driven Technologies 2018 European User Conference - Thursday, June 7, 2018 | Friday, June 8, 2018 at Radisson Blu Hotel, Nice, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.

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Reliability and Effectiveness | FlowChainSensei.cpm

Reliability and Effectiveness | FlowChainSensei.cpm | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
I have been asked to define “Effectiveness” (i.e. the horizontal axis for both of these charts). I have never been entirely happy with my various answers. But I have recently discovered a definition for effectiveness, including a means to measure it, which I shall be using from now on. This definition is by Goldratt, as part of Theory of Constraints, and appears in his audiobook “Beyond the Goal”.
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The Toyota Template: The Plan for Just-In-Time and Culture Change Beyond Lean Tools | New book by Phillip Ledbetter

The Toyota Template: The Plan for Just-In-Time and Culture Change Beyond Lean Tools | New book by Phillip Ledbetter | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Many current companies are in a similar position to Toyota prior to development of the Toyota Production System regarding efficiency and culture. Many are attempting to implement a Lean system, but the failure rate is very high. The primary reasons are lack of will, lack of skill, or some combination of the two. Toyota is the benchmark for any Lean implementation -- therefore, adopting and adapting the "Toyota template" is the only way to have a real and sustainable Lean implementation. In the development of the Toyota Production System, Taiichi Ohno left a "template" of important and critical concepts/methods.

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Results using the Theory of Constraints - Extract of TOCPA Paris Conference - 5 min video

Results using the Theory of Constraints - Extract of TOCPA Paris Conference - 5 min video | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Discover the kind of results you can obtain using the Theory of Constraints. These cases were presented by managers during the 38th edition of the TOCPA conference, in Paris, in March 2018. Companies presenting in this short extract are: Procter & Gamble, Embraer, Aerosud, Euro Cryospace (joint venture Air Liquide and Astrium), Charalambides Christis and Ortec.

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High WIP - break out the whip [multitasking] | Jack Vinson

High WIP - break out the whip [multitasking] | Jack Vinson | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Too high work-in-process (WIP) is dangerous for all sorts of reasons in almost any organization. It slows everything down like the molasses in winter. But simply saying “cut WIP” without understanding why it remains so high is a recipe for disaster. Let’s think about this a little.
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