Webinar : How to find bottlenecks in production and in projects?

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Presented by Philip Marris. French edition on the 20th of May, and English edition on the 27th of May


Great news! You're probably wrong about where your constraint is!


    • Wednesday 20th of May 2020

    • Webinar from 4:00pm to 5:30 pm (UTC +2),
      conference followed by a Q&A session

    • Webinar in French

    • Conference is free, registration mandatory

Registration for this event is no longer available


  • Wednesday 27th of May 2020

  • Webinar from 4:00 pm to 5:30 pm (UCT+2),
    conference followed by a Q&A session

  • Webinar in English

  • Conference is free, registration mandatory 

Registration are no longer available for this event

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Replay available at the bottom of this page

About the webinar


Over the past 10 years, we have observed that in today’s factories or R&D departments, 8 times out of 10, the capacity constraint is in the wrong place. Furthermore, to make matters worse, management is wrong about where its constraint really is. So they over-utilize non-bottleneck resources thereby increasing WIP and Lead Times and they under exploit the bottleneck because they have not recognized its existence which results in limited throughput.

So how can one find the true constraint in one's organization? This is the subject of this webinar.

The identification of the constraint is the first, essential, step in the implementation of the Theory of Constraints, what to do if one is mistaken?

This state of affairs can be viewed as regrettable...or as an extraordinary opportunity for 8 companies out of 10. It means that the majority of organizations can transform their performance very easily, very quickly in both their production and their new product development. All they have to do is properly implement the Theory Of Constraints, beginning by the right constraint identification. By reviewing dozens of recent cases we have identified the most frequent mistakes.  We explain these so that other organisations can avoid making them.

This webinar provides a practical guide to identify bottlenecks in an operational process. It emphasizes the importance of focusing on the direct observation of the workplace and identifying significant queues as well as areas where projects are waiting. While cautioning against false impressions of a bottleneck, the webinar host encourages testing hypotheses about its location and considering production gaps and delays in front of the bottleneck for accurate identification.

The webinar is presented by Philip Marris, who has more than 30 years of experience in the implementation of Lean and Theory of Constraints (TOC), in a wide range of industries.

The end of the webinar is devoted to a questions and answers session.


About Philip Marris

Photo Portrait de Philip Marris

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 250 times in over 30 countries. His clients include: Air France, ArcelorMittal, Ariane Group, Embraer, GSK, McDonald's, Louis Vuitton, Procter & Gamble, Safran, Salzgitter-Mannesmann, Siemens, SKF, Thales and Zodiac Aerospace.

Replay of the webinar:


 The process of Theory of Constraints' continuous improvement rests on 5 steps, the identification of the constraint is only the first.

To (re)discover the whole process, you can watch the webinar about Theory of Constraints:


Theory Of Constraints 

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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