How to Focus and Accelerate Performance Improvement: An Integrated Approach

Workshop #6

How to Focus and Accelerate Performance Improvement: An Integrated Approach


In the public sector, process improvement goals are usually focused on decreasing cycle time and improving service quality as well as achieving more with reduced budgets. Already poorly defined processes suffer from complexities introduced by defects, poor information flow, and excessive handoffs – all major causes of long cycle times. When Lean Six Sigma is Integrated with Constraints Management, a new and very powerful improvement methodology is realized.

Constraints Management provides the missing element of where to focus improvements which is critical to maximizing throughput of the goal units produced by organization.

It is critical to address the following interlinked questions in any Performance Improvement Effort:

  1. Why Change?
  2. What to Change?
  3. What to Change to?
  4. How to Cause the Change to happen?
  5. How to Sustain?

In this workshop, first focusing tools of Constraints Management, such as the Goal Tree and Current Reality Tree will be introduced with hands on exercises. Then how to select the right tool for the right problems will be shown. Finally, strategies and tactics to accelerate performance improvement projects will be illustrated with class room simulations. Participants are encouraged to bring a performance improvement goal description with them to the workshop.


Key facts

Where, when

Start: 25.10.2013 09:00 (Friday)
Duration: 4 hours
Place: LITEXPO, Laisvės ave. 5, Vilnius


Lecturer: Dr. Bahadir Inozu
Audience: Executives, officials, civil servants of public sector institutions


150 EUR


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About lecturer

Dr. Bahadir Inozu

Bahadir InozuDr. Inozu is chief executive officer and a co-founder of NOVACES. He is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt and a Theory of Constraints Jonah. Prior to NOVACES, he served as Chairman and Professor of the School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and Professor of Engineering Management at the University of New Orleans. He also served as the Director of the Reliability, Operations and Maintenance Division of the Gulf Coast Region Maritime Technology Center.

He is credited with pioneering the integration of Lean Six Sigma in the U.S. shipbuilding industry through research sponsored by the Office of Naval Research. Currently, he is formulating the integration of Theory of Constraints and Lean Six Sigma, a groundbreaking approach to process improvement for applications in variable demand environments.

For over twenty years he has been a thought leader, conducting more than twenty major applied research projects and writing over seventy journal articles. His work includes the development of a computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) incorporating capabilities for reliability and availability analysis. Additionally, he created the world standard hierarchy of equipment boundaries for reliability performance data.

Dr. Inozu earned his M.S. and Ph.D. in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1986 and 1990 respectively. He received a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.


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