Theory of Constraints and Six Sigma Combined Maximizes Profitability

Cupertino, CA, February 26, 2015 --( Forecast Errors newsletter reported Chad Smith, a leader in the Demand Driven institute and author of a blog, focused primarily on the Theory of Constraints and how to use it to maximize the profitability of any company. Smith discussed why integrating TOC with Lean and Six Sigma is the most dynamic improvement methodology available today. Recently he shared how David Proveda, Director of Demand Driven Institute, LATAM, posted a sensational improvement project entitled Reversal of Fortune - From Crisis to "Supplier of the Year" in 18 months. Proveda will be presenting the full case study at the 2015 Demand Driven World Conference in Houston, Texas in March 2015.

Forecast Errors, a weekly e-newsletter, sponsored by Ultriva, Inc. shares methods, modes, and tools used to inform Manufacturers’ of Forecast Errors that they face on the manufacturing floor, and with a variety of supply chain industries. The newsletter explores forecast errors as the difference between the actual and predicted value. In the current issue, Forecast Errors argued that what separates best-in-class companies from those that struggle with accuracy is how they root out (and learn from) forecasting errors.

A forecast error is the difference between the actual and predicted value. The consequences are expensive inefficiencies that can be resolved with lean manufacturing technology.

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