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Our best videos about Theory of Constraints in production


Theory of Constraints in Production

A brief 5 minute summary of how one applies the Theory of Constraints in a production environment. It covers: the axiom of the unbalanced plant, the existence of bottlenecks, the Drum – Buffer – Rope flow control mechanism and the improvement strategy (the 5 focusing steps).


15 cases of TOC implementation for our 15th anniversary

In 2020, Marris Consulting celebrates its 15th anniversary. On this event, Philip Marris, founder and CEO, shares 15 cases - among more than 250 in his carreer - of performance improvement in companies from various industrial sector.


Finding the bottlenecks in your company

Finding bottlenecks in production flows and projects is a critical step to improving the operational performance of any manufacturing company. In this video, Philip Marris shares his experience and gives you some tips on how to avoid the most common pitfalls.


TLS: Good TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma TOCICO 2013

TLS = Open TOC + Good Lean + Good Six Sigma. Presentation by Philip Marris at the TOCICO annual congress in Frankfurt in June 2013. It is argued that TLS enables companies to improve faster and reach even higher levels of performance than using one of the elements alone.


Drum-Buffer-Rope - 4 min. summary

The Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR) is the methodology stemming from the Theory of Constraint to manage a production system. In 4 minutes, Philip Marris explains the three key concepts of the methodology : 1/ The Drum : Once identified, the Bottleneck dictates the production pace. 2/ The Rope : Raw material is launched into the system only according to the Bottleneck's production schedule and capacity. 3/ The Buffer : Safety stocks are placed in strategic areas (in front of the Bottleneck and at finished goods) to protect the system against uncertainties.


Theory Of Constraints "crash course" by Philip Marris

Philip Marris delivered a "crash course on Theory of Constraints" in manufacturing at the opening of the Critical Chain Project Management Training Course in May 2017.


The "2 for 1" rule to reduce WIP

To reduce rapidly and simply the level of WIP (Work In Progress) and thereby reduce production lead times the "2 for 1 rule" is very pertinent. An organisation (for instance a factory) only allows itself to launch one new item into production after it has finished 2 items.

Our best videos about Critical Chain Project Management


5-minute Critical Chain Summary

Philip Marris describes briefly the Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) approach. This method has shown over the last 15 years that performance can be significantly improved. It is used both for individual projects and for entire project portfolios.


The Fever Chart in 4 min

In this short video, Philip Marris explains how to use and how to read the Fever Chart. This chart is an essential tool of Critical Chain Project Management. It helps to track the project status based on two indicator, which makes it very easy to use.


Tutorial - Planning and Monitoring a Critical Chain Project with Microsoft Project + ProChain

The implementation of Critical Chain Project Management often requires the use of software to simplify the process. Discover our tutorial in which you will learn how to plan and monitor a project using the Critical Chain principles. The software used is Microsoft Project with an add-on called ProChain.


How to increase the throughput of your project portfolio

During this TOCICO Conference, Philip Marris presented how to increase the throughput of a project portfolio by applying the Theory of Constraints. He also presents several case studies of Critical Chain implementations by Marris Consulting that apply this kick-starting approach in pharmaceutical industry, in the luxury goods industry, in Engineering To Order, etc.

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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