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ProGection 2015 Conference by Philip Marris
To what extent is the Theory of Constraints relevant to take on challenges of a fast and reliable Design

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  • Thursday October the 8th 2015, IUT of Annecy-le-Vieux, Amphitheatre F201

 

  • The slides of the conference (available in French only) can be found here

The Theory of Constraints was introduced to the world in The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt, a worldwide best-selling book sold in more than 5 millions of copies in 29 languages, covering the management of production in a factory. But Goldratt also tried to rethink the model of project management. The Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) he contributed to develop is considered today as a mature solution withastounding results. Thousands of implementations all around the globe (Boeing, Procter & Gamble, ABB, Motorola, Unilever, GlaxoSmithKline, …) in the past 15 years have proven that it is possible to:

  • Finish all the projects on time without drifting quality or costs;

  • Reduce the duration of the projects by more thn 35%;

  • Increase the productivity of the employed resources by more than 50%.

 

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In addition to these results, Critical Chain can lead to considerable qualitative gains in new product development. It enables indeed to:

  • Not sacrifice the manufacturability of products by giving the proper focus to industrialization of products which is often abandoned or neglected in the course of finishing development projects on time or not too late. CCPM can assist industrial players in their launch of real "Lean Engineering" processes by getting inspiration from Toyota Production and Process Development System for instance.

  • Implement (or re-implement) good practices of traditional project management which are also given up due to lack of time. For example risk assessment is often a regrettable victim of pressure from timelines.

  • Find more serenity in development teams which tend to be more and more stressed, under great pressure and completely overwhelmed by the multitask phenomenon.

 

The conference described the Critical Chain methodology and supported it with French industrial examples.

 

Philip Marris, the speaker, has been practicing the Theory of Constraints since 1986 when he joined Eliyahu Goldratt. He is considered as one of the major worldwide experts of this approach. He has implemented these principles for more than 150 times in all types of industry, often associating them with "Lean" or "Toyota Way" principles. He is the head of Marris Consulting today where 50% of the activities concern the development of new products in large groups, mid-cap companies and SMEs.

 

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Footages of the conference

 

Videos available in French only


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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 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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