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Management approach developed by Eliyahu Goldratt: identification and leverage of system constraint(s) + Thinking Processes.
Curated by Philip Marris
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Theory of Constraints and Lean 2018-2019 training programme by Marris Consulting

Theory of Constraints and Lean 2018-2019 training programme by Marris Consulting | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Over 1 200 people have been trained by Marris Consulting in the past 6 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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The Bottleneck Rules by Clarke Ching - Currently #2 best selling "Business Leadership" eBook on Amazon.com

The Bottleneck Rules by Clarke Ching - Currently #2 best selling "Business Leadership" eBook on Amazon.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

The Bottleneck Rules: How To Get More Done at Work, Without Working Harder. by Clarke Ching.

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Living the TOC way - Aerosud example

Living the TOC way - Aerosud example | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

During the 38th TOCPA Conference in Paris, France (March 2018), Johan Steyn, Managing Director of Aerosud Aviation (South Africa) described the company's Theory of Constraints journey and how it contributed to their continual growth in sales and profitability.

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Theory of Constraints crash course - Marris Consulting

Theory of Constraints crash course - Marris Consulting | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
A video to understand the very basic concepts of Theory of Constraints.

Philip Marris delivered a "crash course on Theory of Constraints" in manufacturing at the opening of the Critical Chain Project Management Training Course, May 2017. The manufacturing analogy makes it easier for beginners to grasp the notions of bottleneck, buffer protection, Throughput... before transposing it to Project Management

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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 | Theory Of Constraints | 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

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

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Throughput Academy by Alex Dinham | Draethen Solutions

Throughput Academy by Alex Dinham | Draethen Solutions | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Throughput Academy tutorials are developed by Draethen Solutions and contain the combined learning of over twenty years experience implementing TOC in a huge variety of different organisations across the globe - with stunning results.
We will help you understand the problems inherent in conventional 'MBA textbook' management approaches to operations management - manufacturing, services, supply chain, projects and complex multi-project environments - sales, marketing, management accounting, decision-making, and competitive strategy. ...

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The core of TOC - Webinar and discussion between Eli Schragenheim and Sanjeev Gupta - 23rd January 2019

The core of TOC - Webinar and discussion between Eli Schragenheim and Sanjeev Gupta - 23rd January 2019 | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

TOCICO is announcing a discussion between Sanjeev Gupta and Eli Schragenheim, facilitated by Mark Woeppel Webinar: January 23, 2019, you choose between 9am Eastern or 3pm Eastern. The objective of the public discussion is to understand the core insights good enough to enable the development of customized effective solutions for variety of cases and environments. The initial state of the discussion is the published page on the TOCICO site where both Sanjeev and I have published our basic structure of the TOC methodology for Operations. I suggest every participant to read that page at: https://lnkd.in/eGc7NxX

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Getting real with the theory of constraints by Ed Pearson | Devopsgroup.com

Getting real with the theory of constraints by Ed Pearson | Devopsgroup.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Three top tips for high-performance from our DevOps Product Manager, Ed Pearson

The theory of constraints gets bandied about a lot in DevOps. It’s rooted in the idea that any process, system or organisation is only as strong as its weakest component. Which makes perfect sense. But like any theory, making practical use of it in the real world can be a challenge.
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Cynefin and Theory of Constraints: Masterclass by Dave Snowden and Steve Holt - February 20th 2019 - Seattle, USA | Cognitive-Edge.com [Recommended]

Cynefin and Theory of Constraints:  Masterclass by Dave Snowden and Steve Holt - February 20th 2019 - Seattle, USA | Cognitive-Edge.com [Recommended] | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Discover significant process improvements opportunities with the integration of two highly effective management approaches! […] In this 2-day intense Exploration, facilitated by thought-leaders in Cynefin™ and Theory of Constraints (TOC), you will discover ways complexity theory, the Cynefin™ framework, and TOC can be applied to significantly improve performance and results in your organisation.

 

In this masterclass you will learn how to:

  • Improve decision-making with Cynefin™, Liminal Cynefin™, and constraint management
  • Apply anthro-complexity to shape culture and improve on productivity and results
  • Identify and manage constraints (TOC and Cynefin™)
  • Identify root conflicts and set strategic focus accordingly
  • When to apply the basic elements of TOC, including the Logical Thinking Process and the generic solutions (Drum-Buffer-Rope for Production, Critical Chain Project Management for project management, Throughput Accounting for finance and measures, and the Distribution Solution for supply chain logistics)
  • Integrate Cynefin™ and TOC to establish pre-conditions for dramatic improvement of results
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An exceptional event. Recommended. 2 great thinkers and thought provokers.

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Philip Marris's curator insight, January 2, 12:34 PM

An exceptional event. Recommended. 2 world class thinkers.

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The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel by Eliyahu M. Goldratt | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager who has been given 90 days to save his failing factory. If he doesn't improve the plant's performance, corporate headquarters will close it down and hundreds of workers will lose their jobs. It takes a chance meeting with Jonah, a former professor, to help him break out of his conventional thinking and figure out what needs to be done. As Alex identifies the plant's problems and works with his team to find solutions, the reader gains an understanding of the fundamental concepts behind the Theory of Constraints. Visual and fun to read, "The Goal: A Business Graphic Novel" offers an accessible introduction to the Theory of Constraints concepts presented in "The Goal," the business novel on which it was based. "The Goal" is widely considered to be one of the most influential business books of all time. A bestseller since it was first published in 1984, the business novel has sold over 7 million copies, been translated into 32 languages.

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Goldratt Research Labs - TOC based Research and Innovation services

Goldratt Research Labs - TOC based Research and Innovation services | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

 Goldratt Research Labs (GRL) is a world leader in offering Theory of Constraints’ based Research and Innovation services and advanced Decision Support Technologies to help organizations and individuals make BETTER FASTER DECISIONS to achieve more with less in less time.

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Eliyahu Goldratt audiobooks | Audiobooks.com

Eliyahu Goldratt audiobooks | Audiobooks.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
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Differentiating Yourself in the Market [with TOC] | SolarWinds MSP

Differentiating Yourself in the Market [with TOC] | SolarWinds MSP | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Question: How do you differentiate yourself in the market?

Brent Morris: That's a really challenging question, and I feel fortunate for having been at Success for the time that we have because I think, as Bruce mentioned, we've invested in the manufacturing approach called Theory of Constraints, which basically means we have too much of everything. And in our industry, where many of our competition operate in what we call an efficiency model, they have just enough to deliver for the clients that they have. They frequently aren't able to deliver when a client needs something today. So in a world where we're ruled by Murphy or opportunity, we find that having made the investment in additional resources means we're always able to follow through on the promises that we make to our clients. And that's huge.

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Antifragile – strengths and boundaries from the TOC perspective | Eli Schragenheim

Antifragile – strengths and boundaries from the TOC perspective | Eli Schragenheim | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Antifragile is a term invented by Nassim Taleb as a major insight for dealing with uncertainty. It directs us to identify when and how uncertainties we have to live with can be handled in our favor, making us stronger, instead of reducing our quality of life. Taleb emphasizes the benefit we can get when the upside…
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Jack Warchalowski, President and CEO of CMS Montera discusses his sponsoring of TOCICO - 6 min video

Jack Warchalowski, President and CEO of CMS Montera is interviewed by Kobus van der Zel a TOCICO board member. He discusses the role of TOCICO (Theory Of Constraints Certification Organization).

 

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Dr. Ted Hutchin's webinar on 21 Feb. 2019 | TOCPA

Dr. Ted Hutchin's webinar on 21 Feb. 2019 | TOCPA | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

So why am I doing this webinar? [I am] one of a very small group of people still using the Trt [Transition Tree] and yet surely as a powerful tool contained within the TP it should be more widely used – after all it has so many applications. Where did my interest in the Trt begin? During the Jonah Programme – the second TP example at Ashridge in 1991, I attended with many of the TOC community in the UK [...] we decided to think about the course we were running the following week for IBM teaching them about manufacturing. ...

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The history of the Theory of Constraints [Recommended] - 22 min. video by Alex Dinham | Draethen Solutions

This video provides some background information on the development of the Theory of Constraints ...

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Focusate - TOC consultancy based in Lithuania

Focusate - TOC consultancy based in Lithuania | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Focusate, UAB provides service of ongoing improvement to production companies worldwide. Applying TOC (Theory of Constraints) principles [...] Focusate is the only company in Europe, which propose traditional accounting (for tax purpose) services combined with Throughput Accounting methods. ...

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[TOC Thinking Process Book and eBook for children:] The Story of Yani's Goal by Kathy Suerken, John Suerken

[TOC Thinking Process Book and eBook for children:] The Story of Yani's Goal by Kathy Suerken, John Suerken | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

The TOCFE [TOC For Education] Academy is happy to announce the publishing of a TOC book series for children! The series is about The Story of Yani's Goal.

Yani is a young child who does not know how to make decisions or solve problems on his own. Despite his lack of self-confidence, when the queen of his kingdom is captured and taken to the island of Hertt, he is determined to find a way to rescue her. […]

Yani's Goal is available in print and e-book formats and may be purchased at Amazon (links provided below), Google Play, Apple iTunes or Barnes and Noble.

Yani's Goal is published with the following subtitles:

Yani Learns How to Use Clouds to Solve His Problems

Yani Learns How to Achieve Goals by creating a Plan to Overcome Obstacles

Yani Thinks Through Consequences to Deal with a Bully

Yani Learns How to Become a Teacher (Coming soon)

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TOC 5 Focusing Steps Revisited - 4 or 58 minute versions of a discussion between Clarke Ching and Philip Marris

TOC 5 Focusing Steps Revisited - 4 or 58 minute versions of a discussion between Clarke Ching and Philip Marris | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Clarke Ching proposes a revisited 5 Focusing Steps process.

The full 58 minute interview is available here: https://youtu.be/t8K2qY1k5Yw

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Ignoring the Future [with TOC] | Vector Consulting Group

Ignoring the Future [with TOC] | Vector Consulting Group | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

[...] If one accepts that future of economy and markets cannot be determined and only scenarios can be modeled for better understanding, then there can only be 2 modes of operations to deal with an uncertain world

1. Rapid Reaction for dealing with emergent opportunities/crisis
2. Experimentation/Pilots for rapid learning and creating opportunities

For building rapid reaction systems, organizations need to ruthlessly cut lead-time not only for production, distribution, new product development and capital projects but also managerial decision making. ...

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Evaporating Cloud - Wikipedia

Evaporating Cloud - Wikipedia

The Evaporating Cloud is one of the six Thinking Processes in the Theory of Constraints. The Evaporating Cloud (EC) - also referred to in the literature as "the cloud", or as a "conflict resolution diagram" - is a logical diagram representing a problem that has no obvious satisfactory solution.

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Results using the Theory of Constraints | TOCPA Paris conference extract

Results using the Theory of Constraints | TOCPA Paris conference extract | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Discover the kind of results you can obtain using the Theory of Constraints in this short video of testimonies from the TOCPA Paris March 2018 Conference.


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5 similar permanent news websites curated by Philip Marris

5 similar permanent news websites curated by Philip Marris | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it
Philip Marris curates 5 different permanent news websites:
1) TLS - TOC + Lean + Six Sigma
2) (This one) Theory of Constraints
3) Critical Chain Project Management
4) Théorie des Contraintes (in French)
5) Chaîne Critique (in French)

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Explaining Herbie… – YorkeSoftware.com

Explaining Herbie… – YorkeSoftware.com | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

I have been asked by a friend to write an article explaining the concepts of Herbie from the book “The Goal” in a more accessible way. The book itself is amazing but in my opinion the language used in the 5-focusing steps has tried too hard to be scientific and precise that it makes it harder to understand. My annotations simplify the terms but likely lose some of the precision of the wording, I offer this as an introduction to the topic but encourage reading the book to get the full impact ..

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Herbie is a character in the best selling novel "The Goal" by Eliyahu Goldratt.

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The success of the Theory of Constraints in DevOps | Xeridia.co.uk

The success of the Theory of Constraints in DevOps | Xeridia.co.uk | Theory Of Constraints | Scoop.it

Brief introduction to the Theory of Constraints and its use in the DevOps world. The article explains its concepts in a simple way and explore how they have influenced the development of the DevOps movement. [...] Keep in mind that this novel inspired the book The Phoenix Project by Gene Kim, a reference text within the DevOps world. As a matter of fact, this book is a “translation” of The Goal from the manufacturing world to the IT world. Anyone reading this book who is associated with the IT world will immediately identify with it and think it was written for them.

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