The "Anchor Points" concept from Alex Rogo Consulting brings together the best of Theory of Constraints, along with other methodologies, within the context of how do we get back to focusing on managing and competing successfully in industry. In the ever deepening oceans of data and fast paced currents of change, how do we identify and exploit solid (Anchor) points of information, metrics, and measurements relevant for good decision making? Like a ship in fast moving water, we must identify those relatively few critical points which can keep us in control, and off the rocks.
In today's world of global presence, matrix organizations, multiple software systems and far too many KPIs to count, many organizations have lost their way and are floundering in on time delivery, cost, pricing, and market share. What is worse, in our efforts to bring our large systems under control, we continue to break them up into more and more pieces delivering to one another ... creating misalignment, internal conflicts, conflicting KPIs, adding cost and lengthening development and supply chains unnecessarily.
This workshop introduces participants to the Anchor Points approach, focusing on root causes of existing issues in manufacturing, the false belief that we cannot afford to compete in manufacturing due to labour costs, how to get our systems focused and back under control --- utilizing proven TOC approaches such as Drum Buffer Rope, Critical Chain and Throughput Accounting.
The first two days are made up of presentation, simulation, and discussion of practical implementation issues and approaches. The end deliverable is a fuller understanding of the TOC approach to operations and measurements / metrics, and immediate actions one can take to improve global performance of their organization.
The third day is dedicated to the "how" - beyond taking back actionable lessons from the first two days, this third day delves into specific implementation planning, resources, timelines and obstacles and objectives to successfully implement the solutions in the attendee's own environment.