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TOCICO International Conference 2015 Showcases the Power of the Theory of Constraints to Transform the Business, Industry, Government, Healthcare and Education Sectors

We know that the application of the mindsets and methods within Theory of Constraints (TOC) can help remove constraints to help people and organizations improve and become more robust (not harmed by volatility to stay the same). This year’s 2015 TOCICO International Conference presentations will show how TOC can help people and organizations become Antifragile (benefit by volatility to become better and better).

Denver, CO, June 13, 2015 --( The 2015 TOCICO International Conference being held in Cape Town, South Africa from September 6th - 9th, features an amazingly eclectic group of presentations, case studies and workshops showcasing the transformational power of the Theory of Constraints.

Some of the easily recognizable Companies represented at the conference are:

· Delta Airlines
· Comstock Mining, Inc.
· Godrej Consumer Products
· NeoGrid
· Merlynn Intelligence Technologies
· Bajaj Electricals Ltd.
· The State of Utah Department of Corrections and Division of Correctional Industries
· JCB India
· Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd.
· Dhanuka Agritech Ltd

And, there are many Industries represented as well, showcasing the diversity of the TOC applications across a wide scope including; aeronautical manufacturing, IT & Software development, agriculture, healthcare focused on patient flow in emergency rooms, finance and retail sales in fashion, shoes and souvenirs, commercial airlines operations, financial institutions, and Electrical Power Transmission. And, there are sessions in personal focus and growth as well.

The conference features full day Executive Track of 10 Exceptional Executive Keynote Addresses from TOC Experts and Guest Speakers followed by three days including more than 60 Case studies, Presentations, Hyde Park Sessions and Workshops.

Excerpts from some of the keynote Speakers presentations:

1. From Kathy Austin Director of Operations Continuous Improvement Delta Air Lines, Inc.: “In 2014, Fortune magazine named Delta Air Lines to the top 50 2014 World's Most Admired Companies list; Most Admired Airline Worldwide in the 2014, and World's Most Admired Companies Airline Industry list. Not willing to rest on its achievements, in 2014, Delta established the Operations Continuous Improvement department with a charter to use Theory of Constraints (TOC) as the over-arching multi-division improvement architecture with Lean and Six Sigma (LSS) as significant improvement tools.”

2. From Dr. Alan Barnard of Goldratt Research Labs: “You will no longer think primarily about efficiency and effectiveness; instead you will focus on the fragility of your organizations, and how we can design and manage them to build in the ability for them to get stronger over time, as they are subject to stress. Anti-fragility is a major paradigm shift, and as such hard to accomplish, but necessary as the pursuit of efficiency itself often causes fragility.”

3. From Dr. Rakesh Sinha COO-Global Supply Chain, Manufacturing and IT Godrej Consumer Products: “Learn about the fantastic transformation achieved over the 11 years of the first ever Viable Vision Implementation and the phenomenal upside for employees! “Organic and Inorganic business growth is creating significant opportunities for the growth of employees. The company adapted a profit sharing model with employees, creating multifold jumps for financial gains to employees building growth and stability along with the company.”

4. From Carl Wocke Founding and Managing Director Merlynn Intelligence Technologies, “Imagine if you could clone your top expert’s decision-making ability to review, not only a few of the critical decisions made every day in this middle spectrum, but to review every decision in this spectrum that could benefit from their intuition and experience.”

5. From Sunil Mistry Vice President (Motors) Bharat Bijlee Ltd., you will “share the journey of transformation of a sales force, which primarily operated in a capacity constrained situation for a long time, into an effective sales machine during a challenging situation of economic depression.”

6. From Humberto Baptista CEO, Vectis Solutions and Telma Pinheiro COO, You by Piccadilly, we learn how to, “move through the supply chain towards the end-consumers analyzing issues like the relationships with suppliers, the role of integrated (own) production, the structure of distribution, the layout and visual merchandizing of stores, the differences between self-service and served stores and their relationship with different products.”

What Is TOC?
Theory of Constraints (or TOC for short) is a holistic management philosophy originally developed by the late Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt that is based on the principle that any complex systems exhibit inherent simplicity, i.e., even a very complex system or value chain will at any given time have only one weakest link or system constraint that limits its performance. By employing TOC, one can find and overcome such limiting factors to unlock the inherent potential of any system.

Since it origins in the late 1970’s, TOC as a body of knowledge, has continued to evolve through the ongoing efforts of TOC experts around the world. TOCICO is the International Certification Organization of Theory of Constraints’ practitioners, implementers and educators. Its stated goals are to provide platforms to further develop the TOC body of knowledge and to offer certification on this body of knowledge. One such platform is TOCICO’s annual international conference. The international conference provides an opportunity for TOC experts to share and learn about new applications of TOC, new developments and case study results.

The application of Theory of Constraints (TOC) has, since its creation in the 1980’s, created incredible transformations in people’s lives, in private sector and public sector organizations, and even within entire industries. State governments, military repair depots, school districts, hospitals, supply chains and many other small and large organizations have been transformed. Now it’s your turn. If you want to transform your life, your organization, your industry or even your country – this year’s TOCICO conference is the place to start.

For additional conference information and to learn more about the Theory of Constraints, visit the TOCICO website at
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Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization
Marcia Hutchinson
+1 720 878 5464

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