Joe's First Day. Joe's Second Day. Joe's Meeting With Connor. Joe's Meeting with the VP of OP'S. Sam and Connor Meet. The Strategy Session at Jonah's. The Second Meeting with Connor. The Interference Diagram. The Meeting with Jerry. Becky Meets Connor. Another Meeting at Jonah's. The Parts Issue. Fabrics-R-Us. Training Fabrics and Greg. Performance Metrics. CCPM-Part 1. CCPM-Part 2. Joe's and Sam's Trip to Corporate. The Corporate Purchasing Team. Connor Goes to SIMCO. The Finale.
Bob Sproull is an independent consultant who, along with Bruce Nelson, owns and operates Focus and Leverage Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in improving the profitability of organizations from all business sectors. Bob is a certified Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Theory of Constraints Jonah and an experienced manufacturing executive who has served as a vice president of quality, engineering, and continuous improvement for two different manufacturing companies, with extensive consulting background in manufacturing, healthcare, and MRO and focuses on teaching companies how to maximize their profitability through an integrated Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (TLS) improvement methodology. Bob completed his undergraduate degree (BS) with a dual major in math and physics and is a nationally known speaker and the author of three different books: Epiphanized: Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (co-authored with Bruce Nelson 2012, North River Press); The Ultimate Improvement Cycle - Maximizing Profits Through the Integration of Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints (2009, Taylor and Francis); Process Problem Solving - A Guide for Maintenance and Operation's Teams (2001, Productivity Press). Bruce Nelson is an independent consultant who, along with Bob Sproull, owns and operates Focus and Leverage Consulting, a management consulting firm specializing in improving the profitability of organizations from all business sectors. Bruce is an internationally recognized expert in constraints management and systems analysis. He is a certified Jonah, Jonah's Jonah, Academic Jonah, and is Board Certified by the International Certification Organizations (TOCICO) in the TOC Thinking Processes, TOC Operations Management, and TOC Project Management and has B.S. degrees, in chemistry, zoology, and allied health, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah (1982). Bruce has 32 years combined experience as an educator, executive, and consultant with many Fortune 500 companies and several international companies. Bruce has an extensive consulting background in manufacturing, production, seminars, and workshops focusing on teaching how to maximize profitability through an integrated Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (TLS) improvement methodology. Bruce is the co-author of Epiphanized: Integrating Theory of Constraints, Lean and Six Sigma (co-authored with Bob Sproull, 2012, North River Press). Bruce also has articles published from previous process improvement engagements.
... a very important book for any organization sincerely interested in doing more with the same, or even fewer resources. ... The real value of this book is twofold. It provides the first comprehensive picture of what TOC is all about and does so in an eminently readable fashion. Secondly, the appendices provide much-needed detail for those who wish to understand and capitalize on these applications. This book provides a much-needed comprehensive view on how TOC can be used to help organizations greatly increase productivity and with it wealth and standard of living. It also provides important insights in how to effectively integrate the TOC, Lean, and Six Sigma approaches to produce even greater results. -Bob Fox, Founding Member of The Goldratt Institute, The TOC Center, Inc., and Viable Vision LLC