Critical Chain 2024 Conference - Using Critical Chain to develop and validate new aerospace technology

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Marris Consulting presence at Critical Chain 2024 International Conference 

Presentation by Phil McGrail, Albany Engineered Composites : Using Critical Chain to develop and validate new aerospace technology


17th-18th April 2024

This international conference dedicated to Critical Chain is organized by TOCICO (Theory Of Constraints International Certification Organization). It took take place online on April 17-18. Over 25 presentations were delivered by global experts and users.

Critical Chain enables thousands of projects to significantly and sustainably improve their productivity. Typical improvement ranges from 25% to over 100% increase in productivity and capacity. Completion times and costs will decrease, and deadline reliability will reach over 95%. Join us to learn the method that hundreds of organizations use to carry out projects:

  • On time… in less time
  • Within budget… at lower cost
  • Without compromising on quality or scope, and without changing personnel.

The Critical Chain conference is an annual event. It is the reference in term of Critical Chain Project Management and the meeting of the method's experts.


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Phil McGrail presents how Albany Engineered Composites (AEC) manages multiple engineering projects simultaneously using the Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) method. Faced with challenges of limited resources and shifting priorities, AEC has adopted CCPM to simplify project management and enhance communication with internal and external stakeholders. This approach aims to better understand and quantify schedule-related risks while striving to complete projects on time and, if possible, accelerate their delivery.

The effects were immediate: clearer understanding of project critical path, resource optimization, and data-driven decision-making. Regular communication about project progress has been streamlined through the use of Fever Charts and clear presentation of schedules. Although this approach is still in its pilot phase, the observed benefits encourage AEC to expand the use of CCPM to a broader portfolio of new technology projects for the year 2024.



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Phil McGrail AEC

Phil McGrail is the Senior Manager of Global Projects at Albany Engineered Composites. As a register Project Management Professional (PMP), he manages and coordinates a global team of process engineers, equipment engineers, and project managers across a portfolio of process improvement, robustness, and New Product Introduction (NPI) projects. With experience in semiconductor equipment design and manufacturing, aerospace composites design and testing, and advanced carbon fiber composites manufacturing, he has over twenty years of engineering team leadership experience.

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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