Monitoring of machines relocation with Critical Chain

Our clients share their experience: Relocationg 40 machines in 6 days


Through exchanges with the different actors of the project, and in particular with the project manager, the Maintenance Manager, Guillaume Brethenoux, Marris Consulting presents a project of production machines relocation using the Critical Chain method within a plant workshop of Safran Electronics and Defense.



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The challenge :

Relocate a part of the machine-tools fleet (~ 40 machines) in a two-week span to reorganize the workshop. Machines were arranged in homogeneous sections and had to be relocated regarding the workflow. The two weeks agreed corresponded to the period between Christmas and New Year, during the annual closure of the plant.

 The relocation involved civil works, machines unwiring and wiring, adaptation of fluids and energies conducting, and therefore the synchronization of various providers and stakeholders. The maintenance department of the company played a crucial role in the project.

Approach :

Manage the relocation as a project and thus use the Critical Chain Project Management. This methodology was particulary adapted to th challenge and to the absorption of unpredictible events, such as a location to be reviewed and changed during the two-week period.

Results :

The initial schedule to complete the entire relocation was eight-week long. A first review allows to reduce the length to 5 weeks, but it is still not enough.

The tools used for this project allowed to identify the resources needed for its completion in 2 weeks. Finally the chosen scenario was a 2x4 -day relocation. 

The actual duration of the relocation was 6 days, with machines running at restart.

Marris Consulting, expert in Theory of Constraints & Critical Chain Project Management


Marris Consulting is an expert in the Theory of Constraints (ToC) and Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM). As industry consultants, we are focused on helping process and manufacturing industries reach their highest levels of performance by using Constraints Management  combined with Lean and Six Sigma. We also use Critical Chain Project Management which we sometimes combine with Lean engineering to improve project performance. If you are unsure about the actions which need to be implemented to improve operational efficiency, our industrial management consultants can also conduct a performance audit. Furthermore, our experts host numerous Theory of Constraints (ToC), lean and project management training sessions throughout the year.

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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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