Training "The Theory of Constraints in production"

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You liked the book "The Goal" by Eliyahu Goldratt? It's time to implement it!

Decrease your production cycles, create growth and accelerate your Lean program by applying Theory of Constraints / Constraints Management to your factories. Lean and the ToC aren't incompatible, on the contrary. Learn how to inject ToC in to your Lean approach. European training session by world expert Philip Marris (>30 years of experience of ToC in production).

Schéma explicatif du principe DBR de la Théorie des Contraintes anglais 

Learning objectives

  • Teach participants how to improve rapidly, significantly and sustainably the operational and bottom line performance of their company
  • Understand the principles of the Theory of Constraints / Constraints Management approach applied to production
  • Know how to boost your Lean Manufacturing program by focusing actions on critical leverage points


French session: 1 day face-to-face
Session 1: On 24th of March 2022

Session 2: On 13th of October 2022

English session: 3 sessions of 2h30
Session 1:
From 12th to 14th of April 2022

Our online training courses are divided into 3 sessions of 2,5 hours each day from 4pm to 6:30pm (GMT+2)

Terms and conditions

  • 600 € ex-VAT
  • Registration mandatory


(Training activity recorded in France
under n° 11 75 45692 75)



Philip MARRIS, Founder and CEO of Marris Consulting, TOC and Lean expert, author of the french best-selling book  "Le Management Par les Contraintes"




(Training activity recorded in France
 under n° 11 75 45692 75)




  • Analyze flow, identify the critical bottlenecks and use it to manage operations (S&OP, planning, scheduling…) with Drum Buffer Rope
  • Decrease WIP and production cycles while increasing sales 
  • Identify and focus on relevant improvement actions with Lean tools and methods (PDCA, SMED, Jidoka, OEE, ...) to leverage the critical resources in order to boost overall performance and dramatically improve your bottom line





1) Discover through examples from our missions how the application of Theory of Constraints has made it possible to sustainably improve the results of companies in the Automotive sector

2) Overview of the Theory of Constraints / Constraints Management

  • The history of this approach    

  • The 5 stages of the ToC improvement process    

  • The obligation to manage the imbalance    

  • Theory of Constraints versus Management by Constraints

3) Detailed description of the five focusing steps of Theory of Constraints

  • Step 1: Identify - Finding constraints

  • Step 2: Exploit

  • Step 3: Subordinate

  • Step 4: Elevate

  • Step 5: Go back to Step 1…or not

4) Theory of Constraints, Lean, Six Sigma (TLS) combination

5) The other components of TOC:

  • Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM)

  • The Throughput world

  • The Logical Thinking Process


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The strong points of the training

  • The trainer, Philip Marris, who is a world expert of Theory of Constraints and Lean with over 32 years experience, helping over 200 different companies throughout the world, who worked with Eliyahu Goldratt and is the author of the French reference book on the subject
  • Concrete examples of implementation in various industrial environments

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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 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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