- Topic:How to Identify and Unlock inherent potential within government to achieve more with less in less time
- Speaker:Dr. Alan Barnard, South Africa
- Occupation:CEO, Goldratt Research Labs
- About speaker:Dr. Alan Barnard is one of the leading Theory of Constraints (TOC) experts in the world. As CEO of Goldratt Research Labs, he worked directly with Dr. Eli Goldratt (international best selling author and creator of Theory of Constraints) to spearhead the research and development of new applications of TOC in especially large and complex organizations from both the private and public sector to help them achieve more (goal units) with less (resources) in less time.
Alan is a frequent speaker at international conferences and authored two chapters of the best selling “Theory of Constraints Handbook” published by McGraw Hill in 2010. His passion in life is to help organizations and individuals identify and unlock their inherent potential to achieve more with less in less time. As such, Alan also contribute his time and experience to a number of non-profit organizations to help apply the insights and benefits Theory of Constraints to public sector organizations, NGOs and individuals.
- More about speaker
Dr. Alan Barnard is the contributing author of “Viable Vision” by Gerrald Kendall (J. Ross Publishing, 2004) and the author of two chapters from the best selling “Theory of Constraints Handbook” (McGraw Hill, 2010).
Continuous Improvement and Auditing the TOC Way (Chapter 15 of TOC Handbook)
Holistic TOC Implementation Case Studies. Lessons learned from the Public and Private Sector (Chapter 16 of TOC Handbook)
Topic of the presentation
Using TOC to Identify and Unlock inherent potential within government to achieve more with less in less time
Despite the many differences between Private sector and Public sector organizations they share one common challenge – the increased pressure to achieve more (goal units) with less (resources) in less time. Over the past 30 years, Theory of Constraints (TOC) has helped thousands of ‘for-profit organizations’ to achieve profitable growth quickly, sustainably and typically without any increase in costs or investment by focusing on their weakest link. Considering the increased pressures and frequent distrust between stakeholders, could TOC bring similar results to the public sector by helping stakeholders focus on how they can help to strengthen the weakest link?
In this presentation, Dr. Alan Barnard, will show that a new simplified TOC analysis, consensus building and focused implementation approach can help achieve the very ambitious target of ‘Doing MORE with LESS in LESS TIME’ for local governments that face major capacity and budget constraints. The approach was first tested within city councils in Africa, in collaboration with the UN Development Program and InWent and later within government agencies within developed economies such as the USA.
In most government agencies, there is a large and growing gap between the growth in demand for basic services and limited supply capacity.
The solution is not to add capacity, but to provide stakeholders with simple tools to help them identify how capacity and time is lost and resolve conflicts to capitalize on these opportunities.
The presentation will share case studies and results from applying this Theory of Constraints approach in both City Councils in Africa as well as from local government agencies in the USA.
Attendees will learn practical tools that they can apply immediately to identify the magnitude of improvement possible within their environments and how to reduce backlogs and address supply bottlenecks.