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2015 TOCICO International Conference

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September 6-9, 2015 | The Westin Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa
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Executive Track Keynotes
Transforming Businesses
Transforming Education
Transforming Government
Transforming Healthcare
Transforming Industries
Transforming Self
Transformation Workshops
Sunday, September 6, 2015 | Executive Keynote Track
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8:00 - 8:10 AM

TOCICO - Conference Opening
Marcia Hutchinson, GM at TOCICO

8:10 - 8:20 AM Anti-fragility: How to Live in a World We Don't Understand (Video Message)
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
8:20 - 9:10 AM
What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Really?
Dr. Alan Barnard, CEO, Goldratt Research Labs (SA)
 
 
9:05 - 10:05 AM
A TOC Practitioners Story of 15 Years of TOC Applications in The Mining Industry
Arrie van Niekerk, Tavanec CC (Manufacturing, Mining)
10:05 - 10:45 AM
BREAK
10:45 - 11:15 AM
Theory of Constraints Achieving Results Dealing with-Uncertainty-Conflicts-Complexity 
Rami Goldratt, CEO, Goldratt Group
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
Transforming a Mining Company into a Flexible System That is Robust Against Market Downturns
Corrado de Gasperis, President and CEO, Director, Comstock Mining, Inc.
12:00 - 12:45 PM
From Sell-In to Sell-Out and Beyond
Miguel Abuhab, Founder and Chairman NeoGrid
12:45 - 1:45 PM
LUNCH


1:45 - 2:30 PM
Transforming the Sales Force during Economic Downturn
Sunil Mistry, Vice President (Motors), Bharat Bijlee Ltd.
2:30 -- 3:30 PM
Step 1 of the Journey: Transforming Delta Airlines Operations Using the Theory of Constraints (TOC), Lean and Six Sigma (LSS) 
Kathy Austin, Director of Operations Continuous Improvement, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
3:30 - 4:00 PM
BREAK
4:00 - 4:30 PM
Don't Mine BIG Data, Mine Your Top Experts
Carl Wocke, Founding and Managing Director, Merlynn Intelligence Technologies
4:30 - 5:15 PM
Godrej Consumer Products- Story of the First Viable Vision  Implementation in the World 
Dr. Rakesh Sinha, COO-Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing and IT, Godrej Consumer Products
5:15 - 5:30 PM
Day 1 Closing
Conference Chair
Monday, September 7, 2015 | Presentations = P Hyde Park = HP Case Study = CS New Knowledge = NK
Workshops Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions

9:00 - 10:30 AM

NK

An Examination of Different Perspectives to the Same Problem: the Academic, Practitioner and TOC Perspectives of Appointment Scheduling in a Family Practice Medical Facility.
James F. Cox III, Professor emeritus Terry College of Business University of Georgia, USA

9:00 - 9:45 A​M
​   CS

Implementing TOC on a Large Supermarket Chain 
Amir Schragenheim, Founder and CEO, Inherent Simplicity

9:45 - 10:30 AM
   NK

Transforming India's Agriculture: Winning Against the Weather 
Mridul Dhanuka, Director (Operations) Agro division, Dhanuka Group
9:00 - 9:45 AM
CS
Switching S&OP to MTA Reduces the Volatility of Supply Chain Planning: A Simulation Experiment of Production Planning 
Namkee Chung, Professor, Dept. of Industrial Engineering, Chonnam National University
9:45 - 10:30 AM
P
How the TOC Approach Protects Systems from Harm and Creates Opportunities
Luna Magpili, Associate Professor of Engineering Management, Washington State University

10:30 - 11:00 AM
BREAK
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
How to Effectively and Efficiently Improve Flow Within any Environment Workshop
Dr. Alan Barnard, CEO, Goldratt Research Labs (SA) and co-presenter Dr. Audrey Malykhanov, Simulation Consultant, Amalgama LLC, Russia

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
NK

 

Transforming Budgeting and Review Processes the TOC Way
Ravi Gilani, Founder, Managing Consultant, Goldratt India
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CS
Construction Management Transformed by the Critical Chain Method
Paulo Chakour, Project Management Consultant, Godratt Associates, Brazil


12:00 - 1:00 PM
CS
Transforming the Giants' Body of Knowledge into Action 
Michael Round, Founder, Center for autoSocratic Excellence
12:00 - 1:00 PM
CS
Transformation of the Flow of Patient Centered Care in the Emergency Room
Maria Cristina Sierraalta Aranguren, Goldratt Solutions LTD
1:00 -
2:00 PM
LUNCH 
2:00 -
3:30 PM
What is TOC? A Basics Workshop
Christoph Lenhartz, General Manager Catena Strategies
2:00 -
2:45 PM
CS
Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. Enabling Assured One Week Delivery
Sanjeev Nimkar, Vice President, Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd. (KOEL)
2:45 -
3:30 PM
P
CCPM Transformation Challenges
Jack Warchalowski, President CMS Montera Inc.

2:00 -
2:30 PM
HP
Is 50% the Correct Number?
Johan Steyn, Consultant

2:30 -
3:00 PM
   P

Leading a Buffered Life: How to Use Buffers to Transform Our Results
Orion Avidan, Independent TOC Consultant, Israel
3:00 -
3:30 PM
HP
Transforming Management: From Dealing with Symptoms to Understanding Cause and Effect
Erica Fondevila, Consultant, Goldratt Consulting
3:30 -
4:00 PM
BREAK
4:00 -
5:30 PM
Transform Your Life Using Clear and Rigorous Thinking Workshop
Deepak Sethi, Solutions.QED
4:00 -
4:45 PM
P
Transforming the Competitive Bid Game-A Sub-Contractors Mafia Offer to a General Contractor
Dr. Russ Johnson, Associate Professor, Washington State University
4:45 -
5:30 PM
P
Dynamic Software Development and Team Management Using CCPM
Ohad Levy, Delivery Manager, Inherent Simplicity
4:00 -
4:45 PM
NK
TOC Based Software vs. Common ERP Systems Guy Drori, Product Manager, Inherent Simplicity
4:45 -
5:30 PM
HP
Theory Of Constraints (TOC) as a Critical Resource for Transformation
Pierre Jaeck, Associate Researcher, EM Strasbourg/Humanis
Tuesday, September 8, 2015 | Presentations = P Hyde Park = HP Case Study = CS New Knowledge = NK
Workshops Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions
9:00 - 10:30 AM
Transforming Supply Chains (Manufacturing and Distribution) from Push to Pull
Christoph Lenhartz, General Manager Catena Strategies
9:00 -
9:45 AM
P
Transforming Manufacturing by Combining Replenishment, Complex BOMs and Seasonality
Duncan Patrick, Executive Vice President, CMS Montera, Inc.
9:45 -
10:30 AM
P
A Plan to Boost Brazil's Economy by Simplifying it's Tax Systems
Miguel Abuhab, Founder and Chairman NeoGrid
9:00 -
9:45 AM
P
TOC to Boost Aeronautical Manufacturing Performance
Philip Marris, CEO, Marris Consulting
9:45 - 10:30 AM
CS
Capturing the Essence: From Mistakes to Transformation!
Guilherme Almeida, Engagement Director, Goldratt Consulting

10:30 - 11:00 AM
BREAK
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
Transforming Project Turmoil into Project Harmony: A Critical Chain (CCPM) Basics Workshop
Joe Cooper, Senior Consultant, Allegient, LLC
12:00 - 1:00 PM
P
Transforming You Into a Buy-In Champ: Why Layers of Resistance Don't Always Achieve Buy-In and What to Do About It
Kathy Austin, Director of Operations,Continuous Improvement, Delta Air Lines, Inc.
11:00 AM
12:00 PM
NK
Challenging the Sufficiency of Rationality: The Role of Emotions in TOC Acceptance
Prasun Chowdhury, Director, Avenir Management Service Pvt. Ltd.
12:00 - 1:00 PM
NK
Constraint Classification for Projects
Maryam Mirzaei, PhD Researcher, Victoria Business School, Victoria University of Wellington
11:00 AM 12:00 PM
CS
Mine Outbound Logistics Planning for a Large Mineral Resources Company
Dr. Andrey Malykhanov,  Simulation Consultant, Amalgama LLC, Russia,  Dr. Alan Barnard, CEO, Goldratt Research Labs, USA / South Africa
12:00 - 1:00 PM
P
Teaching TOC in Context
Dr. Roy Stratton, Nottingham Business School, Nottingham Trent University
1:00 - 2:00 PM
LUNCH
2:00 -
3:30 PM
Transforming Software Development in IT Divisions the TOC Way Workshop
Boaz Ronen, Professor of Technology Management, Tel Aviv University
2:00 - 3:30 PM

Improving Project Portfolio Throughput With Task-level DBR, Lean, and Agile
Bahadir Inozu, Principal and Co-Founder NOVACES, LLC
2:00 -
2:45 PM
HP
How to Transform an Organization from Fragile to More Robust
Albert Visser
2:45 -
3:30 PM
HP
Session TBD

 

 


3:30 -
4:00 PM
BREAK
4:00 -
4:45 PM
P
Replenishing Fast Movers in MTO 
Silverio de Souza, Engagement Director, Goldratt Consulting, Brazil
4:00 -
4:45 PM
CS
Bajaj Electricals Ltd: Delivering large Infrastructure Projects on Time
Rakesh Markhedkar, President,Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
4:00 -
4:45 PM
HP
Supply Chain Logistics Panel Discussion
Amir Schragenheim, Founder and CEO Inherent Simplicity
4:45 -
5:30 PM
Membership Meeting Lifetime Achievement Award
Rocco Surace Chairman of the TOCICO Board of Directors
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 | Presentations = P Hyde Park = HP Case Study = CS New Knowledge = NK
Workshops Breakout Sessions
Breakout Sessions
9:00 - 10:30 AM
Improving Project Portfolio Reliability with Buffer-Type Flexibility
Mike Hannan, CEO and Principal Consultant Fortezza Consulting
9:00 - 9:45 AM
CS
Improving Project Portfolio Performance with Buffer-Type Flexibility and Task-level DBR
Bahadir Inozu,Principal and Co-Founder NOVACES, LLC
9:45 - 10:30 AM
P
Succeeding in a Complex World: Practices to Enable Continuing Superior Performance
Steven Holt, Associate Technical Fellow, The Boeing Company
9:00 - 9:45 AM
CS
Transforming the Final Assembly of a Prototype Aircraft with the Employment of Theory of Constraints Concepts
Daniel Guida, Engineer Planning Analyst, Embraer S.A.
9:45 - 10:30 AM
P
Business / Education Cooperation to Transform the Textbook
Michael Round, Founder, Center for autoSocratic Excellence
10:30 - 11:00 AM
BREAK
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Finance and Measures Workshop
Rocco Surace Partner, The Bonadio Group
12:00 - 1:00 PM
CS

Working with the SUCCESS Framework on the Inside, for Success on the Outside: Results from the Utah Correctional Industries (UCI), Utah Dept. of Corrections
Bahadir Inozu, Co-Founder and Principal NOVACES, LLC


11:00 AM 12:00 PM
P
How to Identify Constraints in Production and Projects 
Philip Marris, CEO Marris Consulting
12:00 - 1:00 PM
P
Implementing TOC Supply Chain Solutions to Enhance the South African Footwear Industry
Dawid Janse van Rensburg, Managing Director Cargo Solutions South Africa
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
CS
Sailing Against the Tide: The JCB Implementation Case Study 
Chandrashekhar Chaudhary, JCB India Limited 
12:00 PM 1:00 PM
P
TOC For Education: A Logistical Approach
Humberto Baptista, CEO, Vectis Solutions
1:00 -
2:00 PM
LUNCH
2:00 - 3:30 PM

Transforming our Assumptions about Managing Systems and Resources via Simple Games and Exercises Workshop
Dr. Russ Johnson, Associate Professor, Washington State University
2:00 - 2:45 PM
P

Virtual Buffers - What Are They and What Are They Good For? 
Amir Schragenheim, Founder and CEO, Inherent Simplicity

2:45 - 3:30 PM
P

Sustaining a Decisive Competitive Edge:Protecting Availability While Having Limited Capacity
Erica Fondevila, Consultant, Goldratt Consulting
2:00 - 3:30 PM
NK
Answering Questions of Technology-Using the TP to Transform the Way Innovation is Managed 
Orion Avidan, Independent TOC Consultant, Israel



3:30 -
4:00 PM
BREAK
4:00 -
4:45 PM
TOC VISION HACKATHON!
4:45 -
5:30 PM
Conference Closing


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