Webinar - CAPEX Projects and Layout Changes with Critical Chain

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Reduce the duration of CAPEX projects or Layout Changes with Critical Chain


    • Tuesday 5th of April 2022 in English.

    • Webinar from 4:30 pm to 5:30pm Paris time (CEST) = 10:30 am to 11:30 am New York time (EDT). 45 mins. of presentation followed by 15min of Q&A.

    • Conference free but registration mandatory


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About the webinar


Factories must often modify their layouts, install a big new machine, install entire new production lines to improve their flow of parts or modernize their facilities. Modifying a plant layout or leading an important CAPEX project requires strong project management skills. The cost and disturbance of finishing late are significant and quite easy to calculate (lost sales).

These sorts of projects are often a challenge. Installing or moving big heavy machines with the associated civil works. Coordination of many departments (Engineering, Production, Purchasing, Methods, Supply Chain). Many subcontractors are often involved.  There are often space and co-activity constraints (2 tasks that cannot be done at the same time). And, of course, top management wants it all done very quickly.

There is often a huge gap between the first estimates of how long this kind of project should take according to the project manager, and how long the company can afford. During such projects, production must often be stopped, while clients continue to be supplied. So, the products must be stored in advance when it is possible, and the longer the layout modification (or CAPEX Project), the higher the costs and loss of revenue for the company.

So there is pressure to minimize the duration of such projects. There is no room for improvisation.

Marris Consulting helps industrial companies involved in such projects to prepare and execute them. We get them done faster and we get them finished on time. To do so, we rely on a proven project management approach called “Critical Chain Project Management” (CCPM) derived from the Theory of Constraints framework.

In this webinar, Philip Marris, who has more than 30 years of experience in the use of Theory of Constraints (TOC) with more than 280 companies all over the world, presented the essential characteristics of the CCPM approach and several practical examples taken from Marris Consulting's assignments (pharmaceutical production CAPEX production investment, aeronautics factory major layout change, a significant CAPEX project in the mining industry, etc.).

The end of the webinar was devoted to questions and answers.


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About Philip Marris

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Philip started his Theory Of Constraints journey in 1986 when he joined Creative Output and worked with Eliyahu Goldratt, the founder of TOC and author of the worldwide bestseller “The Goal”. In 1994 he wrote a bestselling TOC textbook in French.
He is also a recognized Lean expert and usually combines Lean (Manufacturing/Engineering/Management) with TOC. He founded Marris Consulting based in Paris France in 2005.
Half their business is outside of France in Europe and the rest of the world. He is bilingual and bi-cultural French/English. He is very active in the TOC community. He has implemented TOC over 280 times in over 30 countries. His clients include: Air France, ArcelorMittal, Ariane Group, Embraer, GSK, McDonald's, Procter & Gamble, Qiagen, Safran, Salzgitter-Mannesmann, Siemens, SKF, Thales and Zodiac Aerospace.

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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