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All About Lean.com

All About Lean.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
The primary author of this blog is Christoph Roser, a professor of production management at the Karlsruhe University of Applied Sciences. He writes based on decades of experience in implementing lean manufacturing at Toyota in Japan, as a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and as a lean expert and manager at Robert Bosch GmbH.
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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 2018-2019 training programme by Marris Consulting

Theory of Constraints and Lean 2018-2019 training programme by Marris Consulting | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | 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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How to make CONWIP Loops by Chris Roser | AllAboutLean.com

How to make CONWIP Loops by Chris Roser | AllAboutLean.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

CONWIP (Constant Work in Progress) is an easy way to establish pull production for custom-made products. Traditionally there is only one large loop for the product. However, there may also be situations where it is sensible to split a longer CONWIP loop into smaller segments. Let’s have a look at the details. ...

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People First Leadership: A Conversation by Jim Morgan with Alan Mulally (sound recording)

People First Leadership: A Conversation by Jim Morgan with Alan Mulally (sound recording) | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Alan Mulally is a brilliant engineer who led historic transformations as CEO of Boeing Commercial and then Ford Motor Company. But just as important as what he accomplished, is how he accomplished it. His people first, inclusive approach to leadership not only created great products and successful companies, but also created an organization people wanted to be a part of.
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A very interesting 50 minute interview by someone who has an impressive track record and is good at explaining how he did it. A good example of good Lean.

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TLS: Good TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma by Philip Marris | TOCICO conference 12 min. extract

TLS: Good TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma by Philip Marris | TOCICO conference 12 min. extract | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
A conference by Philip Marris at the Annual TOCICO conference 2013 in Frankfurt about TLS = Open TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma.

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[TLS] "The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book: Locating and Eliminating the Constraining Factor of Your Lean Six Sigma Initiative" - book by Bob Sproull

[TLS] "The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book: Locating and Eliminating the Constraining Factor of Your Lean Six Sigma Initiative" - book by Bob Sproull | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Companies all over the world try their best to improve their business by implementing efforts such as Six Sigma, Lean Manufacturing, or a combination of the two methodologies. Logic would tell you that these two methods would be the right approach because you would have an improvement method that, through Lean, reduces waste and make value flow, while Six Sigma reduces and controls variation. If this were true, then why is it that many of these initiatives simply aren’t delivering quantifiable bottom-line results?

After having studied many of these on-going improvement efforts, the author believes that these efforts are missing an important focusing mechanism. That is, most of these improvement efforts attempt to improve "everything" rather than finding that key part of the system that should be assessed and improved, the constraining factor, and then focusing the improvement efforts there and only there.

The hallmark of this book is how to first locate this constraining factor and then determine the best way to exploit it to generate extreme profits, radically improve on-time delivery of products or services and increase market share by outperforming your competition at rates you never expected possible. How do we do this? By combining Lean and Six Sigma with the Theory of Constraints. This book demonstrates both the basics of improvement (i.e. results) with the "how to" (i.e. the methodology) in a very simple format that everyone within your organization will understand.

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Lean: Waste in office work – part 1 | Chris Hohmann

Lean: Waste in office work – part 1 | Chris Hohmann | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
When Lean principles got popular and begun to spread out of the manufacturing shop floor, the original 7 types of waste were translated into their equivalent in office environment. Yet office work is less standardized than manufacturing, offering people more freedom to organize themselves. Compared to precisely prescribed execution and streamlined operations in manufacturing, synchronized…
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Designing the Future - New [2018] book by Morgan and Liker

Designing the Future - New [2018] book by Morgan and Liker | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

“It is a must read for any leader who wants to create lasting value by building not just a great product, but a turbocharged product creating machine.” – from the Foreword by Alan R. Mulally, former CEO of Ford Motor Company and Boeing Commercial Airplanes  [...] In addition to providing a robust new development framework, Designing the Future shares real-world examples from a diverse set of industries including aerospace, energy, software, automotive, healthcare, heavy equipment, and more. [...] globally recognized lean development expert James Morgan teams up with world-renowned lean management guru Jeffrey Liker to explain [...] Lean Product and Process Development (LPPD) [...] Examples in the book show specifically how companies are redesigning product development systems to consistently design and deliver a progression of market-leading products and services.

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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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Theory of Constraints [+LSS] Helps Set Project Priorities | ISixSigma.com

Theory of Constraints [+LSS] Helps Set Project Priorities | ISixSigma.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[...] This article uses those [TOC + LeanSixSigma] scenarios – one organization facing a project priority dilemma and another dealing with budget allocation woes – to help practitioners understand how integrating TOC with Lean Six Sigma can ultimately make for a stronger deployment by easing certain decision-making processes.
The following business situations help illustrate the benefits of using TOC with Lean Six Sigma. ...

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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] | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | 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
Philip Marris's insight:

An exceptional event. Recommended. 2 world class thinkers.

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An exceptional event. Recommended. 2 great thinkers and thought provokers.

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Lean Lessons from Tesla - Post by Tom Ehrenfeld | IndustryWeek.com

Lean Lessons from Tesla - Post by Tom Ehrenfeld | IndustryWeek.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

This piece throws no shade at Tesla, a company that serves as a highly-charged conduit for many a heated debate about the future of manufacturing, mobility, innovation, modern business models, and, what, space travel. Rather, here are a few lean principles that Tesla's tale calls to mind.

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The Logical Thinking Process explained by Bill Dettmer - 4 minute Executive Summary

The Logical Thinking Process and its tools are used to solve complex system-level problems. Bill Dettmer is a recognized world expert in this field, he refined and improved the Logical Thinking Process and is author of several books on this subject.
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What If Elon Musk Took Manufacturing Cars Seriously? - Article by Jeffrey Liker | Lean.org

What If Elon Musk Took Manufacturing Cars Seriously? - Article by Jeffrey Liker | Lean.org | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

When Tesla first started, Toyota took a strong interest in the company, but Musk had no interest in the Toyota Production System. ...

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Dr. Allen Ward - The Power of the Trade Off Curve

Although many have studied the Toyota Product Development System, few understood it as well as Allen.

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A rare video of Dr. Allen Ward, one of the people who understood Lean Engineering / Toyota Product and Process Development System the best.

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TLS summary diagram by Bob Sproull | Focus and Leverage

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

I have added a new element to my original UIC concentric circles, first introduced in my book, The Ultimate Improvement Cycle [1], with that being your expected TLS deliverables. The figure [above] is that third concentric circle.

Philip Marris's insight:

This is another extract from Bob Sproull's latest (TLS) 2018 book "The Focus and Leverage Improvement Book".

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Lean Enterprise Summit - Texas, USA March 27-28 2019

Lean Enterprise Summit - Texas, USA March 27-28 2019 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

[...] John Shook, Jim Womack, and Jean Cunningham will be giving keynotes [...] talks from NASA, ING, Coca-Cola, Spotify, Daktronics, TechnipFMC [...] Jim Womack’s presentation will look at the world of 1979, the world of 2019, and the world of the future that he hopes we will create together. His objective is to gain agreement on our common origin and to shine a realistic light on our current state of thinking and practice. He will think creatively about the path ahead, a rapid or slow  journey, ...

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4 Types of Problems: The Keys to Better Organizational Problem Solving - a free webinar at Lean.org - 17th of January 2019

4 Types of Problems: The Keys to Better Organizational Problem Solving - a free webinar at Lean.org - 17th of January 2019 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
A free webinar from the Lean Enterprise Institute

When faced with a problem, many business leaders and teams mechanically reach for an A3, 6 sigma, value-stream map, a kaizen event or some other familiar problem-solving methodology.
One potential problem with this approach is that the methodology is often mismatched with the situation, creating unnecessary struggle, frustration, delay, and ineffectiveness in solving the problem – if it is ever solved at all.
In other words, not every problem is a "nail" but organizations often reach for the same old "hammer." Experts should know more than one way of approaching confounding issues and outline the right strategy for their organization.
Join Art Smalley for this important, eye-opening webinar to learn why settling on a favorite problem-solving technique or two is a big mistake.

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Kata Summit (with Mike Rother) Savannah, Georgia, USA - Feb 18-19 2019

Kata Summit (with Mike Rother) Savannah, Georgia, USA - Feb 18-19 2019 | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

KataCon5 celebrates 5 years, Mike Rother's Toyota Kata 10 years, Jeff Liker's Toyota Way 15 years, and Rother's Learning to See 20 years. Join Rother, Liker, and the entire Kata community for a great time of learning, networking, and perhaps a surprise or two as we celebrate these significant milestones! See you in Savannah!

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Theory Of Constraints + Lean in Manufacturing - Conference by Philip Marris, Vilnius Lithuania 2013

Conference: “How to quickly become a much better manufacturer than your competitors?” in Vilnius, Lithuania on 30th of April 2013. This was part of the Supply Chain Conference organized by TOC Sprendimai and Verslo Zinios. Part 1 is a brief presentation of the concepts of the Theory of Constraints and Part 2 presents two case studies. The first case is an automotive OEM supplier in Mexico. It involves injecting Theory Of Constraints (TOC) into a very Lean system to very rapidly improve the factory’s performance. The second is a luxury perfume bottle manufacturer in France that rapidly boosted its performance by using a combination of TOC, Lean and Six Sigma. It is probably one of the first full implementations of “TLS” (TOC + Lean + Six Sigma). The presentation (in English) is by Philip Marris.

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Improving Equipment Uptime - basics article in IndustryWeek.com

Improving Equipment Uptime - basics article in IndustryWeek.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
How to build an organization that assures high-dollar equipment assets are up and running when they are needed.
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How to Integrate Theory of Constraints (TOC) with Six Sigma by Shmula | LeanSixSigma.Community.com

How to Integrate Theory of Constraints (TOC) with Six Sigma by Shmula | LeanSixSigma.Community.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Working with the Theory of Constraints (TOC) can be very beneficial for many businesses nowadays, especially those that are constantly striving to improve their operations and get even more out of their work. This happens to align perfectly with the general ideas behind Six Sigma, making the two a powerful combination with a great potential. If you want to see great improvements in your business and ensure that they will not impact your operations in any unexpected ways, look no further than integrating the Theory of Constraints.

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Remaster the 5 principles of lean manufacturing | The Fabricator

Remaster the 5 principles of lean manufacturing | The Fabricator | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

Lean Principle No. 4: Let Customers Pull Value From Upstream

The fourth principle involves pull scheduling. [...]

Also evaluate finite capacity scheduling software or software based on the drum-buffer-rope method of Eli Goldratt’s theory of constraints (TOC). The drum is the constraint, and its pace sets the pace for manufacturing. The rope is the signal that pulls orders, and a controlled buffer absorbs the variability in processing times. ...

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Lean, Six Sigma, or Theory of Constraints? - Post by Alex Johnston | PrecisionPMI.com

Lean, Six Sigma, or Theory of Constraints? - Post by Alex Johnston | PrecisionPMI.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

 In the world of “Continuous Improvement” there are numerous competing methodologies. In any given business environment, it wouldn’t be uncommon to hear “We use the Toyota Production System” or “We follow the DMAIC process”. Each of these approaches have their army of management consultants, who often add their own unique nuances to the approach and are always happy to tell you why theirs’s is best. For the sake of keeping this post readable we are going to limit the scope of conversation to what I call “The big three” or Lean, Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints. To all the master black belt practitioners out there, the intent here is to provide the 30,000ft view not an exhaustive textbook. So, please forgive any oversimplification.

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How Cheap Can You Make it? by Christoph Roser | AllAboutLean.com

How Cheap Can You Make it? by Christoph Roser | AllAboutLean.com | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it

I was on a quest, a quest to find the cheapest ballpoint pen possible. And what I found was amazing. Modern manufacturing has achieved stunning productivity, where even a complex product like a ballpoint pen can be produced at costs that were unbelievable only a few decades ago. While everybody can make a pen, the goal in manufacturing is always to make it cheaper! For the same functionality, the customer will almost always go for the cheaper products. Let me show you the results of my quest.

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10 Essential Lean Manufacturing Books | Tulip.co

10 Essential Lean Manufacturing Books | Tulip.co | TLS - TOC, Lean & Six Sigma | Scoop.it
Here are our picks for lean manufacturing books that should be required reading for lean manufacturers. These books range from the classics that were foundational in the evolution of lean manufacturing to books by contemporary lean thinkers.
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