Lectors in the conference were certified TOC consultants from Europe and USA: Oded Cohen -International Director TOC Strategic Solutions, Christoph Lenhartz, MBA, Jonah, TOCICO-certified, Certified Consultant (bdvb), CDDP, Board Member and Past Chairman of TOCICO, Jelena Fedurko - International Director TOC Strategic Solutions, Nerius Jasinavicius -Founder and managing partner of “TOC sprendimai”, Kathy Austin - Chief Strategist at Focused Profit Strategies, LLC based in the Atlanta Georgia area, USA, Thomas Muetzel - Lufthansa Technik.
In front of more than 100 managers they presented the TOC (Theory of Constraints) and how to use TOC to significantly improve individuals, companies and country.
There were several workshops:
TOC Critical Chain Project Management - Christoph Lenhartz
Flow and Decision Making using TOC - Kathy Austin
Supply Chain Management the TOC Way - Oded Cohen
TOC Thinking Processes - Jelena Fedurko
Thomas Muetzel, Lufthansa Technik, shared how the maintenance, repair, and overhaul company of Lufthansa has been able to significantly improve the effectiveness of Base and Line Maintenance through the application of TOC’s Critical Chain Project Management approach: aircraft availability and cost improved by 25%.
Nerius Jasinavicius presented a custom furniture producer that had very poor due date performance. This started to affect their reputation in the market and sales. Despite the drop in sales, due date performance was not improving. After reading “The Goal”, the CEO of the company decided to implement TOC in production and sales. In 3 months the company managed achieve almost perfect due date performance and increase the sales by 20%.
Martin Yordanov, owner of Richmart, co-organizer of the conference, also shared his passion for the TOC and appealed to the managers to start the TOC community in Bulgaria. He also presented his idea how to make the Bulgarian dances world popular with the use of TOC. Bulgarian dances are unique with their asymmetric meters and can be a solution to sedentary in Europe and USA.