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2012 TOCICO International Conference Schedule
Below is the final conference schedule for the TOCICO International Conference in Chicago at the Q Center!


6 am - noonSt. Charles
Dr. Eliyahu M Goldratt Foundation 5K Run/Walk fund raiser
all dayQ Center
Certification Exams
3-JunSunday - DAY 1Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

7:00 am - 8:30 amRegistration
8:30 am - 8:40 amCarol
Call to Order
8:40 am - 8:50 amTina
Introduction to Q center
8:50 am - 8:55 amCarol
Introduce Bill & Christoph
8:55 am - 10:00 amOpening keynote: The current state of TOC, TOCICO and the vision for the future Bill Taylor, Chairman of the TOCICO board & Christoph Lenhartz, Chairman elect of the TOCICO board
10:00am - 10:30 amNetworking Break
10:30am - 11:35 amStrategy - current understanding, boundaries, challenges and real world application  Alan Barnard (TOCICO Past Chair) & Lisa Scheinkopf  (TOCICO Past Chair)
11:35 am - noonTOC body of knowledge - standing on the shoulders of giants -   Eli Schragenheim (TOCICO Board member)
noon - 1:00 pmLunch
1:00 pm - 2:30 pmBreakout sessions pair of facilitators to overview TOC BOK, discuss points of contention or missing content, and select a point of discussion.Projects S&T - CCPM overviewSupply Chain (MTA/MTS/RRR S&T) overviewRetail S&T overviewUsing the Thinking Process overviewFundamental exam
2:30 pm - 3:00 pmNetworking Break
3:00 pm - 5:30 pmFinal Wrap up to be done on Day 4Projects - CCPM discussionSupply Chain (MTA/MTS/RRR) discussionRetail S&T discussionUsing the Thinking Process discussion
4:30 pm - 5:30 pmFacilitated panel discussion for Day 1 results
7pmOpening reception and Closest to the Pin foundation fundraiser - $5 for three balls for $2 they can buy the ball back, back up inside putting
4-JunMonday - DAY 2New Knowledge - The Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt Foundation Day

8:30 am - 8:40 amCall to order, welcome, announcements, overview of the foundation selection process,introduce Rami -Carol
8:40 am - 9:30 amOpening Keynote - Management Attention Constraint - Rami Goldratt, Chairman of the Goldratt Foundation Board
9:30 am - 9:45 amNetworking break
9:45 am - 10:30 amSemi-finalist:  Guilherme Venanzi de Almeida with Humberto Baptista & Fernando Bernardi de Souza (Brazil) "Two Sides of the Same Coin – a sharper look  on two organizational cultures" & facilitated discussionSemi-finalist: Kevin Kohls (USA) "The Toyota Way and TOC - Leveraging Benefits, Avoiding Pitfalls" & facilitated discussionSemi-finalist: Puneet Kulraj (India) "Managing high availability at low inventory in environment of wide variety of SKUs with a norm of one e.g. fashion retail" & facilitated discussion
10:30 am - 10:45 amNetworking break
10:45 am - 11:30 amSemi-finalist: Shimeon Pass with Boaz Ronen (Israel) "Value-Based Project Execution" & facilitated discussionSemi-finalist:  Lisa Scheinkopf (USA) with Amir Schragenheim (Israel) & Yuji Kishira (Japan) "Linear High Touch Time: A New TOC Application" & facilitated discussionSemi-finalist:  Koichi Ujigawa (Japan) "A new buffer management approach for CCPM" & facilitated discussion
11:30 am - 12:30 pmLunch
12:30 pm - 1:30 pmFinalist: Boaz Ronen with Shimeon Pass & Shany Karmy (Israel)   "Standing on Shoulders of Giants: Applying TOC to Law Court Systems"& facilitated discussion
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmNetworking break
1:45 pm- 2:45 pmFinalist: Eli Schragenheim (Israel) "Research and Development of a Platform and Related Processes for Decision Making encompassing Finance, Operations and Sales" & facilitated discussion
2:45 pm - 3:00 pmNetworking break
3:00 pm - 4:00 pmFinalist:  Kelvyn Youngman  (New Zealand) "The systemic cloud and the layers of resistance - hiding in plain sight" & facilitated discussion
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmWrap up and instructions for voting - Rami Goldratt, Chairman of the Goldratt Foundation Board
5-JunTuesday -DAY 3TOC Application - Breakout Sessions

8:30 am - 8:40 amCall to order, announcements - Carol
8:40 am - 9:00 amAwards - Award of Excellence, Lifetime Achievement, Exam certificates Bill Taylor, Chairman of the TOCICO Board
9:00 am - 9:45 amPlenary Session
Ellwood City Forge (ECF)’s quest to become ever flourishing
- Dan Hamilton, President of Ellwood City Forge
9:45 am - 10:00 amNetworking break and move to breakout sessions
10:00 am - 10:30 amLearning from experience - why we should, why we don't, and how to do it - Dr. Alan Barnard (Goldratt Research Labs) & Dr. Barry Morgenstern (Institute of Professional Practice) SOUTH AFRICAHaving presence in Exclusive Brand stores vs. placing products in Multibrand Outlets: Building on the Consumer Goods Strategy and Tactic tree for fashion goods companies -Kiran Kothekar (Vector Consulting Group, India) INDIABuffer Management in Context - Roy Stratton PhD (Nottingham Trent University) UNITED KINGDOMTurning Project Portfolio Management in Aeronautical Engineering into a Sustainable Competitive Advantage in Commercial Aviation with Critical Chain - Antonio Brasil (Embraer) BRAZIL

10:30 am - 11:00 amParis' Arrow: An Enhancement of TOC for Dealing with the Achilles-Heel of a Competitor, a Customer or a Business Associates - Boaz Ronen (Tel Aviv University) & Dr. Eldad KollenscherISRAELGoldilocks and the Three Buffers (Project Management) - Dee Jacob (AGI Goldratt Institute) USACCPM maturity model - Jared Price (Boeing) USA
11:00 am - 11:30 amHow people grow in TOC - Yuji Kishira (Goldratt Consulting) JAPANPanel Discussion - competitor strategy Kiran Kothekar, Boaz Ronenand Dr. Eldad KollenscherPanel Discussion - Buffer Strategy - Point-Counter Point  Dee Jacob, Roy Stratton
Panel Discussion Aerospace Project Management- Antonio Brasil and Jared Price
11:30 am - 12:30 pmLuncheon
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmThree Layers of Cause and Effect - Humberto Baptista (Goldratt Consulting) BRAZILInvesting with TOC - Henry Camp (IDEA, LLC) USAHyde Park Session
TOC in Healthcare: Broadening the Shoulders of our Giant - Alex Knight (QFI Consulting) UNITED KINGDOM
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmPanel discussion:  TOC applied to your personal life - Alan Barnard, Yuji Kishira, Humberto Baptista
Long Term vs Short Term : How does a company on the path of Viable Vision focus on Capitalise and Sustain for the next Viable Vision? - Kiran Kothekar,Vector Consulting Group, India & Niranjan Kirloskar, MD Fleetguard Filters Pvt Ltd.INDIALessons Learned Writing Transformational Strategy and Tactic Trees - Lisa Ferguson PhD (Illuminutopia) USA
1:30 pm - 1:45 pmMove to breakout sessions
1:45 pm - 2:15 pmTemporal Dimension to Organizational Research: the Timespan Method of Discovering the Corporate DNA - Sergey Ivanov (University of the District of Columbia) USASifting Information Out of the Data Ocean - Using the company's existing data in the buy-in process -Hadas Schragenheim (Goldratt Consulting) ISRAELTree Top Company Consultant Challenge Corner- prerecorded 7 min video,facilitator, what am I doing, what are the elements of why I am doing it and ask what to change- Problem presented without solution - discussThe Use of TOC in a Medical Appointment Scheduling System for Family Practice - James F Cox III (retired) PhD & Timothy M Robinson, MD (USA)

2:15 pm - 2:45 pmPanel Discussion - Dr. Alan Barnard, Dr. Barry Morgenstern, Yuji Kishira, Humberto Baptista, Sergey IvanovStanding on Eli Goldratt Shoulders Management attention to build the ever-flourishing state -
Andres Hurtado (Goldratt Consulting),Julio Fiallos (Goldratt Consulting), Constantin von Campe (Grupo Berlin) COLOMBIA
Solid gains throughout an Acute Hospital -Mark de Kiewiet (De Kiewiet Associates) USA/UK/RSA
2:45 pm- 3:00 pmMove to breakout sessions
3:00 pm - 3:30 pmA Generalized Framework for the Theory of Constraints in All Organizations  Richard Reid (University of New Mexico) & Thomas E Shoemaker (Operations Innovation) USA
Panel Discussion on Sustainable Success - Kiran Kothekar, Andres Hurtado, Julio Fiallos, Hadas Schragenheim, Henry Camp, Niranjan KirloskarSystem Boundaries -
Mario Gil (INDOLINK Consulting, S.L.) SPAIN
Healthcare discussion panel - Alex Knight, James F Cox III PhD, Timothy M Robinson MD, Mark de Kiewiet
3:30 pm - 4:00 pm Flow of our visit "How to accelerate our implementation during consultant absence. " -
Nami Sawai (Goldratt Consulting) JAPAN
Implementing Replenishment in a Hi-Tech Environment - a case of Teledyne DALSA - a long lead time, high mix, low volume and high variability situation -
Paul Balmforth (Teledyne DALSA Digital Imaging) & Duncan Patrick (CMS Montera) CANADA
4:00 pm - 4:15 pmMove to General Membership meeting
4:15 pm - 5:00 pmGeneral Session - General Membership meeting and Elections
8 pm - 11pmCasino Night Foundation Fundraiser Q center
6-JunWednesday - DAY 4TOC Application - Breakout Sessions

8:30 am - 9:00 amTOC in Government - Challenges and Opportunity - Kristen Cox (Utah Department of Workforce Services) USAThe 7 Key Points for Designing Profitable Manufacturing Systems -
Kevin Kohls (Kohls Consulting) USA
Point-Counter Point Discussion TBAHyde Park Speaker 1 - 7 min plus
9:00 am - 9:30 amHow to dramatically improve TPS (Toyota Production System) flow line performance - 6 days 60% increase -
Katsumi Ozeki (Goldratt Consulting) JAPAN
TA First then GAAP - Rick Denison, USAHyde Park Speaker 2 - 7 min plus
9:30 am - 9:45 amMove to breakout sessions
9:45 am - 10:15 amStanding on the Shoulders of TOC to Impact an ENTIRE NATION - Kathy Suerken (TOC for Education), Yuji Kishira (Goldratt Consulting) & Motoi Tobita (Inherent Simplicity) USA/JAPANUsing TOC-TP as a Guide to Integrate Lean, Six Sigma, Process Management and TOC Solutions for Business Improvement - Eduardo Moura (Qualiplus) BRAZILTitan Watch Case Study - Roei Raz & J Murali (Titan Watches)INDIAHyde Park Speaker 3 - 7 min plus
10:15 am - 10:45 amImplementing CCPM solution in Guaranty Fund of Department of Enterprise Bankruptcy Management - Milda Rucinskaite (Ministry of Economy) LITHUANIAUsing TOC to boost Lean organization - Philip Marris (Marris Consulting) FRANCEThe path to improve the flow of goods in Retail. Based on life implementations within 5 FMCG chains (more then 100 shops and 10000 SKUs each) -
Darius Radkevicius (Goodstream) & Dmytro Turlo (Goodstream) LITHUANIA
Hyde Park Speaker 4 - 7 min plus
10:45 - 11:00 amMove to breakout sessions
11:00 am - 11:30 amPanel Discussion - TOC applied to national concerns - Kathy Suerken, Yuji Kishira, Motoi Tobita, Milda Rucinskaite
Flow Planning and Control for Non Dependent Resources Systems - Matias Birrell (Goldratt Consulting) CHILEPoint - Counter Point Feeding buffer vs no Feeding buffer in ProjectsHyde Park Speaker 5 - 7 min plus
11:30 am - 12:30 pmLunch
12:30 pm - 1:00 pmWin-Win-Win Public works in Fukushima before and after disaster - Yuji Kishira (Goldratt Consulting) JAPAN
TOC, Lean, Six Sigma Discussion PanelManaging New Product Development Projects in Auto Components Industry - Satyashri Mohanty (Vector Consulting Group, India) INDIAHyde Park Speaker 6 - 7 min plus
1:00 pm - 1:30 pmGovernment Situation Consultant Challenge Corner-present analysis done before conference - presenters must sign up ahead of timePoint - Counter Point Discussion - TBAHyde Park Speaker 7 - 7 min plus
1:30 pm - 1:45 pm
1:45 pm - 2:15 pmMafia Offers:  Dealing with a Market Constraint - Dr. Lisa Lang (Science of Business) USA
Boyd Cycles, TOC and the Agile Organization - Kenneth Francis (retired) USAHyde Park Speaker 8 - 7 min
2:15 pm - 2:30 pmMove to closing keynote
2:30 pm - 4:00 pmTOC Body of Knowledge Closing - Present finalized updates
4:00 pm - 4:30 pmClosing, announcement of election results, announce foundation, announce Germany 2013 - Christoph Lenhartz

8am - 5 pmCertification exams