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Theory of Constraints (ToC) in Manufacturing
And more importantly, how can you eliminate them? In this one-day course, you’ll learn how to use the Theory of Constraints, an approach that helps you identify the most important limiting factor (i.e. constraint) that stands in your way, and then systematically reduce that roadblock so you can achieve your company’s goals.
In an intimate workshop setting, you’ll explore the concepts popularized by Eliyahu Goldratt’s bestselling book, “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement.” Then, with the help of a MSOE instructor who is a certified expert in the Theory of Constraints, you’ll discover how you can immediately apply those strategies to your own work. While the Theory of Constraints can enhance any workplace, this class will focus on the manufacturing environment.
Who Should Attend
- Manufacturing and industrial engineers
- Production, maintenance and plant managers
- Supply chain managers
- Directors and VPs of manufacturing
Immediate Take-Aways & Benefits
- Learn how to identify and mitigate both real constraints and managerial constraints
- Understand the five focusing techniques to manage constraints
- Discover a five-step process you can use to strengthen the weakest links
- Learn how to use inclusive language to break down company silos and focus everyone on the same goals
- Set goals that are aligned with your company’s overall objectives
- Reduce waste, improve productivity and increase profits as you eliminate roadblocks
About the Instructor
Kate Kerrigan is an experienced reliability and operations excellence engineer. She specializes in maintenance and reliability management and has in-depth experience implementing Total Productive Maintenance (TPM), Lean Manufacturing and Theory of Constraints principles. Maximizing company assets is her mission, and she has led several industry-leading organizations in improving their bottom line and increasing their systems’ reliability. She has a diverse background with experience in the food and beverage, consumer products, pulp and paper, oil transportation and automotive industries. She has worked as a plant manager, operations director, maintenance manager, reliability leader and operations analyst.
Time: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
CEUs: .75 | PDHs: 7.5
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"MSOE’s reputation for teaching toward industry and making the coursework relevant to today’s environment is huge. The Theory of Constraints can be applied to any business, and it helps look at the whole picture rather than department by department. When we all think as a whole, people can make better decisions.”
— Kate Kerrigan, MSOE instructor and reliability and operations excellence engineer