Training Overview

In this 2-day Constraint Innovation workshop, International CI expert Lewis Trigger shares common sense, practical solutions, drawn from the advanced management doctrine Theory of Constraints (TOC) to address the challenge of “Unlocking Value” via leveraging your Constraints be it Resource Constraints, a Policy Constraint, as well as a Market Constraint.

The workshop focuses on 3 critical management challenges, providing Constraint Innovations breakthroughs in Leveraging Constraints, KPI’s, Synchronising Shared Resources in a dynamic environment.

Day 1: The Building Blocks of Constraint Innovation

The core idea is that every System has at least one Constraint. The performance of the Constraint is what ultimately determined the performance of the System. The building blocks focus on significantly improving performance via leveraging the Constraint.
The six steps for unlocking value within existing resources are:
  • Defining the System’s "Goal".
  • Identifying the constraint (i.e. the "Bottleneck")
  • Exploiting the Constraint (i.e. "Take what you’ve got to get 100% use of the constraint")
  • Subordinating to the Constraint (i.e. "Rearrange others to what you need to maintain 100% of the constraint")
  • Elevating the Constraint (i.e. "Innovate to get greater than 100%)
  • Identifying the new Constraint - continual improvement loop.

Day 2: Morning: Managing performance – KPI’s

“Tell me how you measure me and that is how I behave!!!” Having said that we can appreciate the power of Key Performance Measurements (KPI’s). Performance measurements have the potential for advancing an organisation’s goal, but at the same time, they can be misused causing tremendous damage.

Day 2: Afternoon: Synchronising Shared Resources

Revealing an effective and practical application of Resource Synchronisation and Scheduling, known as "Drum Buffer Rope" (DBR). DBR provides a competitive advantage be it a Resource or Market Constraint via shortening lead times, reducing costs, and improving quality.

What will I learn?

How to effectively manage your bottleneck/constraints

What outcomes will the training provide?

  • Meeting commitments: deliverables on time and within budget meeting service levels within cost
  • Reducing downtime of key facilities and equipment.
  • Enhance service levels, greater inventory turnover, and shorten lead times. Enhancing the ability to improve system performance without incurring additional costs.
  • Improve quality by focusing our corrective and preventative actions on what counts most.
  • A shift in thinking from localised efficiency towards system effectiveness.
  • Focusing management efforts on where it counts most.
  • Allocating resources to where it counts most.
  • Enhance teamwork and job satisfaction.


Who will benefit from this training?

Managers at all levels from Operations, Maintenance, Supply Chain, and Engineering Functions.


What is the duration of this training?

2 Days. For online learning, the sessions are broken up into 3 hours slots that are spread over different days.