Theory of Constraints (TOC) Training

Course Title:

Theory of Constraints (ToC) Training

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This course is intended to help managers achieve significant performance improvements through the application of TOC. The course is intended to teach managers how to think differently, how to get organizational buy-in and to how to implement lasting change. The training will consist of simulations, exercises, case studies, and lots of discussions.

Training Objectives:
  1. The attendees will get a good understanding of TOC methodology and its applications in Maintenance Repair & Overhaul operations
  2. The attendees will discuss how to apply TOC.
  3. The attendees will be exposed to TOC tools on getting buy-in and change.
Module Description Duration
TOC for Operations:
  • Introductions & typical challenges faced in execution
  • Introduction to TOC
  • TOC in operations – 5 Focusing Steps, Drum-Buffer-Rope
3 days (Each attendee will need a computer)
TOC for Projects & Spare Parts Supply Chain Management:
  • Introductions & typical challenges faced in Projects
  • TOC For Projects – WIP Control, Project planning, Buffer Management
  • Introductions & typical challenges faced in Managing spare parts
  • TOC for Supply Chain with focus on spare parts mgmt
3 days
TOC for Decision Making and Change Management
  • TOC framework for decision making
  • Change management obstacles
  • TOC Tools for getting buy-in – Vicious cycle, Conflict Clouds, Change Matrix etc.
  • Typical TOC Implementation
2 days
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