Conference - Boosting Lean with Theory of Constraints - by Philip Marris

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Philip Marris presents "Boosting Lean with TOC" in the University of Management and Economics MBA in Vilnius, Lithuania.

TOC can be used to identify the constraint of an organization and Lean or Lean Six Sigma can then be used to improve the constraint’s performance and this directly impact the overall performance of the organization. By staying focused the impact of your Lean (and Six Sigma) initiatives is significantly boosted. Several case studies are presented by Philip Marris who has over 25 years of experience of implementing TLS in all kinds of industry.

This intervention is presented during the MBA Executive Master Management of the University of Management and Economics - ISM in Lithuania, the 12th October 2019


Boosting Lean manufacturing with TOC


How the Theory Of Constraints can boost a Lean and Lean Six Sigma initiative to go faster and further. How to analyse plants and identify capacity constrained resources. Application of TOC’s 5 Focusing Steps in combination with Lean and Six Sigma. Application to different types of factories: V, A & T types. How to apply Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR). How it is possible to increase Throughput (production rate) by more than 15% in less than 15 minutes in some cases! When and how to apply Critical Chain Project Management in operations so as to deliver on time in half the time. The course is a mixture of presentations of the concepts combined with a very large number of real life examples from many industries: aeronautics, automotive, pharmaceuticals, steel production, chemicals, fast food operations, luxury handbags and medical devices manufacturing. It enables participants to properly combine the Theory of Constraints with Lean and Six Sigma.


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About Philip Marris


Philip Marris is the founder and CEO of Marris Consulting. He has assisted over 280 organizations throughout the world: Embraer, McDonald's, Louis Vuitton, Ariane (rockets), Procter & Gamble, Air France, Siemens, GSK, Safran, ArcelorMittal, SKF, Société Générale, Thales, Rolex, Veolia...

Nearly all the firm’s assignments are based on the Theory Of Constraints (TOC). Half are in production, the other half involve projects (Critical Chain Project Management). He is the author of the French bestselling TOC reference book « Le Management Par les Contraintes ». He often combines the Theory Of Constraints with Lean. He is active in increasing the awareness of TOC worldwide. He presents at over a dozen events every year. Marris Consulting’s YouTube channel, with its +300 videos is a well-known TOC resource.

He started his TOC journey in 1986 when he joined Creative Output France and started working with Eli Goldratt. Philip Marris started his career as a production engineer in the steel industry. Later he was responsible for the manufacturing operations in large consulting firms of over 1,000 people. He founded Marris Consulting in 2005. He has over 30 years of experience in industry and in consulting. He is English and is bilingual and bi-cultural. He lives in Paris, France.

Philip is a recognized Theory of Constraints worldwide expert with more than 30 years of TOC experience. He started working with the founding father of TOC, Eliyahu Goldratt in 1986. Philip helped over 200 companies in all industrial sectors during his more than 25 years of experience as consultant. Philip founded Marris Consulting in 2004, the company is based in Paris, France and its motto is: Factories, People & Results.


About Marris Consulting

Marris Consulting is an industry consulting and training company specialized in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management. We focus on improving the performance of manufacturing and process industries by using Constraints Management combined with Lean and Six Sigma. To boost project performance, we also use Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM), which we sometimes combine with Lean Engineering. Our 2-day performance audits, our performance consulting services and our project management, Lean, ToC & CCPM training by our industry consultants offer a wide range of solutions to help our clients around the world reach the highest possible levels of performance.

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