38th TOCPA International Conference, 28-29 March 2018, Paris, France

First time in Paris: on 28th and 29th of March, TOCPA and Marris Consulting organized the first edition of TOCPA conferences in France. 

See a short YouTube video prepared by Marris Consulting of results of TOC implementation with extracts from: Procter & Gamble, Embraer, Aerosud, Euro Cryospace, Charalambides Christis and Ortec: https://youtu.be/6YiMZ_2YdHk


Pdf from the 38th TOCPA International Conference

The 38th TOCPA Conference provided a great opportunity to learn about Theory Of Constraints implementations and TOC+Lean combinations, presented by speakers coming from many different industries and covering many different topics. 
In addition, there were presentations by several internationally recognized TOC experts.


Philip Marris, the CEO of Marris Consulting, introduces the 38th TOCPA Conference:

Schedule of the 2-day conference 28-29 March

  • One of the largest FMCG companies in the world with over $60 billion in worldwide sales. Several TOC implementations will be presented covering production, projects and the supply chain. Presented by one of their key TOC experts.

  • French multinational aircraft engine, rocket engine and aerospace components company with sales of over $15 billion. They will present how one of their factories was completely transformed using the Theory Of Constraints to manage its production ; how they reduced their lead times and work in progress by over 80% using TOC, the “2 for 1” rule and Lean Manufacturing tools. Presented by the plant’s General Manager.

  • What is TOC by Oded Cohen, TOCPA Co-President and International Director of TOC Strategic Solutions Ltd. Oded has over 35 years of experience in developing, teaching and implementing TOC methodology, solutions and implementation processes working directly with Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt all over the world.
  • The manufacturer of the first stage of the Ariane 5 rocket will present how they increased throughput and productivity by over 30% in less than 6 weeks using the Theory Of Constraints. Presented by Christine Jauffret, General Manager of Euro Cryospace, joint-venture between Air Liquide and ArianeGroup.

  • A well-known French cosmetics company with over $2 billion in world-wide sales; top 5 favorite French company for over 2 decades. They will present how they implemented Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) throughout the firm’s product development involving hundreds of concurrent projects. 

  • Realization Technologies’ customers have realized over $6 billion of bottom line benefits by using Critical Chain Project Management to accelerate their projects. Sanjeev Gupta, CEO of Realization and a TOCICO Lifetime Achievement honoree, will draw upon 350 multi project and 75 large infrastructure project implementations in this presentation. He will share not only the results you can expect but also the traps to avoid and critical factors in ensuring success.
  • Critical Chain applied to aeronautical MRO presented by Fernando Bertrand, Embraer Executive Jets Services. Planning Manager, for EMEA services based in Paris (Le Bourget), where a Lean approach have been implemented. Dividing the Turn Around time by 2 and significantly increasing the mechanics productivity using Critical Chain Project Management to manage an aeronautical MRO business (Maintenance Repair & Overhaul).
  • Making Change Happen using TOC’s Thinking processes by Jelena Fedurko-Cohen, Co-Founder and Co-President of TOCPA and International Director of TOC Strategic Solutions and TOC Expert. Author of 4 books on the TOC Thinking Processes.

  • ORTEC, one of the world’s leaders in optimization software and analytics solutions, optimized their own software development process using Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM). Software development consistently within Time, Scope and Budget…. Is that possible? On-time delivery at 90 %. Gijs Andrea and Edwin Woltering present their practical experiences with TOC in IT business.

  • Breakthrough Project Management, Managing capital and construction projects by combining Project Alliancing and Critical Chain Project Management presented by Ian Heptinstall. Ian Heptinstall and Robert Bolton have recently published the book: “The Executive Guide to Breakthrough Project Management”.

  • The growing pertinence of the Theory Of Constraints by Philip Marris, founder and CEO of Marris Consulting (host of this event). Philip has been implementing the Theory Of Constraints in industry for over 30 years in over 200 companies throughout the world. Author of the French bestseller “Le Management Par les Contraintes”, he is an active proponent of TLS, approach combining Theory Of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma. Watch the introductory video

Details: https://tinyurl.com/y9uoppmw 

The venue was in central Paris at the “Maison de la recherche”