Why can complex problems benefit from a system's approach?

Ian Heptinstall and Bill Dettmer on Solving Complex Problems


Ian Heptinstall asks Bill Dettmer "Why can complex problems benefit from a system approach?"

According to Bill, when you identify a system, along with its boundaries, you know what is inside the system and what is outside. You are better prepared to determine if a problem falls under your influence or if it is something you have to work on because you have no influence. Without a systematic approach, you can waste a tremendous amount of time because you don't have an organized and structured method to reduce complexity.


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About Bill Dettmer


H. William Dettmer, also known as Bill Dettmer, has applied the "Strategic Navigation" process and logical thinking processes in both the industry and services sectors with Fortune 500 companies and other businesses, government agencies, and non-profit organizations worldwide. The partial list of clients includes the Metropolitan Nashville Airport Authority (USA), Boeing, Bosch, Bayer, Deloitte & Touche (USA), US Air Force Software Technology Center, Seagate Technology, Lucent Technologies (Europe and the USA), Siemens Medical (Germany), and Siemens Energy Generation (USA). The official body of the Theory of Constraints, TOCICO, honored him with a "Lifetime Achievements Award" for his contributions.

With twenty-three years of experience in logistics, strategic planning, operational planning, training, large-scale system deployment, and procurement. Direct responsibility for project management, logistics planning, government contracts, system design, financial management, productivity improvement, idea generation, team building, strategic planning, and customer-supplier relations.





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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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