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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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TLS: TOC + Lean + Six Sigma - 12-minute summary - Conference extract by Philip Marris

TLS: TOC + Lean + Six Sigma - 12-minute summary - Conference extract by Philip Marris | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

TLS = Open TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma. Presentation by Philip Marris at the TOCICO annual congress in Frankfurt. 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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Half a million views of TOC, Lean and Six Sigma videos on Marris Consulting’s YouTube Channel

Half a million views of TOC, Lean and Six Sigma videos on Marris Consulting’s YouTube Channel | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Half a million views of Marris Consulting’s videos. Thank you to all our followers. 10 years of hard work. Thank you to all the  team. Videos mostly about Theory Of Constraints and Lean and Lean Six Sigma. Client testimonials, tutorials, presentations, expert interviews, etc.

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Is TOC a Rehash of an Old Military Strategy (or Proverb)? | Shahrukh Irani on LinkedIn

Is TOC a Rehash of an Old Military Strategy (or Proverb)? | Shahrukh Irani on LinkedIn | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

(BLOG #24) Theory Of Constraints: Is It a Rehash of an Old Military Strategy or an Old Proverb?

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Introduction to Manufacturing - New textbook by Michel Baudin

Introduction to Manufacturing - New textbook by Michel Baudin | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
As co-author of Introduction to Manufacturing, I received the first print copies with trepidation. They paperback is great. I am relieved.
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About Digital Twins – Blog post by Michel Baudin

About Digital Twins – Blog post by Michel Baudin | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[...] the cyber-physical systems touted as a key component in Industry 4.0. Furthermore, we also found that the meaning of digital twin had drifted away from detailed simulations of physics and chemistry as part of a cyber-physical system for process control.

Instead, a digital twin is now an animation of part movements and machine status in a line for production control. This has effectively disabled discussions of digital twins in the context of cyber-physical systems, which matters in stabilizing ...

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Dealing With Fuzzy Supply Chains - Article by Bernard Milian | Demand Driven Technologies

Dealing With Fuzzy Supply Chains - Article by Bernard Milian | Demand Driven Technologies | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
The supply chain world has developed powerful algorithms, but they are running on fuzzy data. What’s a manager to do?

The supply chain world loves technology. We love data, big, if possible. Data scientists are on fire, machine learning models are heating up the data centers. Every day, we shuffle a lot of data and run algorithms, starting with our good old MRP.

However, our algorithms are primarily crunching fuzzy data.

Let’s adjust our glasses and face reality:

  • Our forecasts are estimates, full of uncertainties
  • Our lead times — manufacturing, procurement, transportation — are estimates
  • Our production capacities, our yields, are estimates
  • Our consumption of materials in our BOMs are estimates
  • Our stocks… Uh, no… Although…

Our baseline data is fuzzy.

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Theory Of Constraints and IT video series by John Ricketts

Theory Of Constraints and IT video series by John Ricketts | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

A series of short videos about the Theory Of Constraints (Constraint Management) applied to Information Technology. What is different when you apply the ideas of TOC to I.T.? What kind of constraints will you find? What relationship with Agile approaches? What about hardware ? Software ? Networks ? Architecture ? Technical debt & legacy systems ? Etc. Expert John Ricketts, author of 2 best-selling books on the subject is interviewed by Philip Marris.

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Constraint Management & IT - John Ricketts Video - #21 in the series - What about I.T. budgets?

In general, I.T. budgets are tight and goes mainly to essential projects that can not be postponed, such as operations, mandatory projects, maintenance of legacy systems, and regulatory compliance. This leaves little budget for new projects.

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Why FIFO: The Benefits of First In, First Out - Article by Christopher Roser | AllAboutLean.com

Why FIFO: The Benefits of First In, First Out - Article by Christopher Roser | AllAboutLean.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
FIFO (first in, first out) is one of the simplest and most basic ideas in manufacturing, and yields significant benefits. It is so simple that I don't even want to call it a tool, since it is one of the fundamentals in manufacturing (and many other areas). In this post I want to take a
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Logical Thinking Process e-Learning platform hosted by Bill Dettmer

Logical Thinking Process e-Learning platform hosted by Bill Dettmer | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Logic is a key underlying element of both Lean (scientific thinking) and the Theory Of Constraints (Thinking Processes).

An online e-Learning course by Bill Dettmer to teach the Logical Thinking Process is being on Monday 12th September 2022. This methodology - which is part of the Theory Of Constraints - suggests a cycle that includes the building of five logic trees which are interdependent: the Goal Tree, the Current Reality Tree, the Evaporating Cloud, the Future Reality Tree and the Prerequisite Tree.

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Taiichi Ohno, ‘Father of TPS’ inducted into 2022 Automotive Hall of Fame | one.toyota.com

Taiichi Ohno, ‘Father of TPS’ inducted into 2022 Automotive Hall of Fame | one.toyota.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

4 minute video.

On July 21 2022 Taiichi Ohno was inducted in the Automotive Hall of Fame. Ohno, a Japanese engineer and former Toyota executive, helped establish the fabled Toyota Production System (TPS), which revolutionized not only the Japanese automotive industry, but global vehicle manufacturing as well. Chris Nielsen, executive vice president of product support and chief quality officer for Toyota Motor North America, attended the event in Detroit, saying: “TPS has not just transformed automotive manufacturing; its reach goes far beyond and knows no bounds in having a positive effect on society.

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Manufacturing in a War Zone – Part 1 - By Christoph Roser | AllAboutLean.com

Manufacturing in a War Zone – Part 1 - By Christoph Roser | AllAboutLean.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Running smooth operations is difficult enough in peacetime. But it becomes much trickier if you are located in an area experiencing an active armed conflict. Yet, there are many active armed conflicts on the world, like Ukraine, Myanmar, Afghanistan, and others, many of which have been
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New Lean book - Raise the Bar: Zero to 1 Billion: Combining Lean and Digital - Ballé,  Chartier, Paoli & Medina, Regis

New Lean book - Raise the Bar: Zero to 1 Billion: Combining Lean and Digital - Ballé,  Chartier, Paoli & Medina, Regis | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
”Live the journey of a tech start-up grown to a hypergrowth company through the eyes of its founders as they learn that “the magic of digital is the magic of the Wizard of Oz: there is machinery behind the curtain.” To deliver on the promise to customers of a seamless purchase of new and preowned cars, they turn to lean and develop the problem-solving capability of each team member.” — Jeffrey K. Liker, author of The Toyota Way series.
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Why is TPS so smart? | Planet-Lean. com

Why is TPS so smart? | Planet-Lean. com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[TPS = Toyota Production System]

A real understanding of lean can only stem from an exploration of its tacit aspects, not just its most explicit, easy-to-grasp elements.

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QRQC: Quick Response Quality Control at Valeo - Blog post by By Rob van Stekelenborg

QRQC: Quick Response Quality Control at Valeo - Blog post by By Rob van Stekelenborg | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
QRQC or Quick Response Quality Control leans on three fundamental elements: "The Three Reals”, or “San Gen Shugi”, Quick Response, and Control. Read more about this powerful practice in this post.
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McDonald's - Boosting operational performance with the Theory Of Constraints presented by Eric Bisson - Full TOCICO presentation

McDonald’s in France have over 1,400 restaurants. The French market is recognized as the most difficult market in the world because clients eat at very specific times and the culinary expectations are very high. It has for many years been one of the most innovative of McDonald’s markets. When rolling out the new “Made For You” global operational model they took the opportunity to rethink how they managed operations in their restaurants. Using a mixture of Theory Of Constraints, Lean and common sense they redefined how they managed flow. As a result client service times were significantly reduced and global efficiency increased. It also made their process robust, easily absorbing micro rushes that had historically been significant disrupting factors. The design of the new system will be described as well as the challenge of rolling it out to tens of thousands of people in many small facilities and how, after this successful proof of concept in a very demanding environment, it was decided to implement this approach in other geographies. It will highlight among other things what it means to apply the Theory Of Constraints in this kind of services industry. Subscribe today and visit www.tocico.org for more content like this.
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Toyota Production System - 5 min video including interview of Taiichi Ohno

Toyota Production System - 5 min video including interview of Taiichi Ohno | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Video from the Toyota Kaikan Exhibition Hall near Nagoya in 2005
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The theory of constraints, agile and open organization meet to create the 21st century resilient company according to an ISO standard | by Didier varlot | Thinking Logic

The theory of constraints, agile and open organization meet to create the 21st century resilient company according to an ISO standard
The Theory of constraints, Agile and Open Organization (TAO) brings the approaches, the tools and the methodologies to build the resilient company for this century.
Change must be understood as the norm, not as the exception. — Eli Goldratt
Some days ago, I was discussing with the director for project finance of a large bank. She told me that the most important characteristic for a company applying for a project loan is now resilience.
One of my domains of consultancies is business continuity and resilience, and during the conversation, I discovered that this director was not aware that resilience and business continuity are now covered by ISO standards.

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Factory tour by a van of Lean experts of 11 french factories - Comments by Michel Baudin

Factory tour by a van of Lean experts of 11 french factories - Comments by Michel Baudin | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
This is the first post about learnings from the Van of Nerds tour of 11 factories in France, with a observations on automation and people.
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Podcast by Jeffrey Liker - Leading in the Toyota Way: A Lifelong Journey

Podcast by Jeffrey Liker - Leading in the Toyota Way: A Lifelong Journey | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

🔉Listen to Dr. Jeffrey Liker explains Toyota Way to Lean Leadership Chapter 1 Summary [...]

💡 "The five values that define the Toyota Way are the spirit of challenge, kaizen, genchi genbutsu, teamwork, and respect."

💡 "Based on what we’ve seen and experienced at Toyota, we created a multistage leadership model that we think accurately captures the Toyota approach to leadership—both what it means to be a leader at Toyota and how to go about developing leaders"

💡 "Only after leaders at all levels have developed to a high level are they capable of adapting to the frequent and major changes that the environment will throw at them"

Source: Jeffrey Liker ; Convis, Gary L.. The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership: Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Leadership Development. McGraw Hill LLC. Kindle Edition.

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Perfect QRQC (Quick Response Quality Control) - Book by  Hakim Aoudia and Quintin Testa

Perfect QRQC (Quick Response Quality Control) - Book by  Hakim Aoudia and Quintin Testa | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[2012 reference book on the subject] [...] QRQC (Quick Response Quality Control) is a major innovation in the field of Quality management. It is
combining management and attitude in order to solve in a simple and logical way most of the production and functional problems.
Valeo, one of the world leading equipment suppliers has been using QRQC for over 10 years. QRQC had allowed the Valeo Group to change its quality measurement scale from PPM (Parts Per Million) to PPB (Parts Per Billion).

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Presentation by Philip Marris during upcoming TOCICO Intl. Conference in Orlando, Fl., USA: “Quality Control is too often the bottleneck in operations”

Presentation by Philip Marris during upcoming TOCICO Intl. Conference in Orlando, Fl., USA: “Quality Control is too often the bottleneck in operations” | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Quality Control is very often the bottleneck in operations today. […] One of the reasons that leads to Q.C. having too much work is the continual increase in the quantity and complexity of quality controls of products.  This is true whatever the industry, whether it be aeronautics, software development, luxury goods manufacturing, or the food industry. […]  We will discuss why having a bottleneck in the quality domain is a very bad situation. […] We will present a number of solutions that can easily be applied to improve these sorts of bottlenecks and hence the Throughput of the company.

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Theory of Constraints (TOC) explained by Lean Production

Theory of Constraints (TOC) explained by Lean Production | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Alleviate bottlenecks in your manufacturing process with detailed explanations, definitions, and examples of the the Theory of Constraints.
Philip Marris's insight:

Theory of Constraints (TOC) explained by Lean Production. Also explained how they can be combined.

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Using computers to manage flow!? You must be crazy! Lean says no! TOC says no! – An interview of DDMRP co-founder Debra Smith

Using computers to manage flow!? You must be crazy! Lean says no! TOC says no! – An interview of DDMRP co-founder Debra Smith | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Debra Smith discusses why software is necessary to manage flow whether you are "doing" Lean, Theory Of Constraints, Six Sigma or DDMRP. Debra Smith is one of the 3 key founders and developers of the DDMRP approach (Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning). She is interviewed by Philip Marris, the founder and CEO of Marris Consulting in an improvised video in Chicago during a TOCICO annual conference. Debra is the co-founder of the Constraints Management Group a consulting firm with one of the longest Theory Of Constraints in operations track records.


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Integrated framework for using TRIZ and TOC together: A case study - 15 page article | International Journal of Business Innovation and Research

Integrated framework for using TRIZ and TOC together: A case study - 15 page article | International Journal of Business Innovation and Research | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
By Nasim Nahavandi, Zhaleh Parsaei and Mojtaba Montazeri.

The purpose of this paper is to investigate the potential of combining theory of inventive problem solving (TRIZ) and theory of constraints (TOC)...

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Using computers to manage flow!? You must be crazy! Lean says no! TOC says no! – An interview of DDMRP co-founder Debra Smith

Using computers to manage flow!? You must be crazy! Lean says no! TOC says no! – An interview of DDMRP co-founder Debra Smith | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Debra Smith discusses why software is necessary to manage flow whether you are "doing" Lean, Theory Of Constraints, Six Sigma or DDMRP. Debra Smith is one of the 3 key founders and developers of the DDMRP approach (Demand Driven Material Requirements Planning). She is interviewed by Philip Marris, the founder and CEO of Marris Consulting in an improvised video in Chicago during a TOCICO annual conference. Debra is the co-founder of the Constraints Management Group a consulting firm with one of the longest Theory Of Constraints in operations track records.

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