EM 530 Applications in Constraints Management
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Next Class Starts in August 2013
The EM 530 Curriculum now includes an overview and preparatory material for the TOCIOC Fundamentals Exam (See TOCICO Fundamentals Exam).
EM 530 has always included sufficient material to prepare students for the TOCICO Supply Chain Logistics Exam and the TOCICO Project Management Exam.
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On-Line Lecture Courses over the Internet:
EM 530 Applications in Constraints Management is now an On-Line course available to qualified graduate students world wide. Course work is available on the Internet with weekly Video Conference lectures using software that lets student be involved in class (even present their material by video) in much that same manner as a traditional classroom. The video lectures are recorded for later review. There are additional materials for self study, student exercises and projects.
The class focus is on the management of physical constraints. The class includes: Drum-Buffer-Rope (flow shop, A, V, T and job shop), Critical Chain Project Management (single and multiple project), Supply Chain (replenishment and enterprise wide implementations). Students work hand and computer simulations to develop their intuition. Student verions of Critical Chain scheduling software is also available.
Class communication is by email, chatroom, telephone and office hour discussions. Fax and mail are also acceptable. There are suggested discussion groups (on-line conferences) to discuss group issues and clarify issues.
The Spring 2012 Semester will be the tenth offering in this on-line format. We believe in continuous improvement and are getting better and better at dealing with the technology of on line courses.
Stream Introduction to The Theory of Constraints: Constraints Management Overviews
Keeping Promises Spreed Sheet (Putting TDD and IDD to use in large organizations.)
TOC Games (as a group)
TOC Project Management Games (.pdf)
Instructions: Dice Game Instructions
Shop Game Video Instructions(Video), PowerPoints
Instructions:Job Shop Game Instructor Description
Visual Aids: Job Shop Game Visual Aid , Game Cards Basic , Game Cards Advanced , Game Cards Balanced Line
Value of being Reliable and Fast: Value in the Job Shop Game in $$
Instructions: The Nickel Game Video
Instructions: The Dollar Game Video
The Assembly Game is a powerful and helpful insight to having a different type of Resource Buffer.
The Sixes Game Video (very powerful for understanding fundamentals and managing resources in CCPM)
Supply Chain Game (Manual-PowerPoint)
TOC Replenishment (Bean-VMI-Game) courtesy of Goldratt Schools
TOC in Supply Chains
Book Review Necessary But Not
Visual Project Management Video Presentation
PQ Problem with some challenging options
A few slide archives from previous Class Summer 2000
Self Study Slides
1- Intro to TOC
Free Clips from the TOC Insights in Operation, Finance
& Measures, Projects and Distribution are available at:
Interesting Video Discussion about Making Change in Projects
Overview of CCPM S&T Approach
Two Critical Reviews of CCPM
Against, "A Critical Look at Critical Chain Project Management"
Rebutal of "Against" EM 540 Research Paper
A compilation of many views "Critical-Chain in ERP Impelemtations" (note, ERP should really use Replenishment)
Interesting Previous Student
Jamie Millers Dice Game-Simple Assembly
Robert Lorbeski's Dice Game-More Complicated Assembly
Hilbert Robinson's Rabbit Chase Paper
Ron Hawthorne's clever Budget Distribution paper
Zelda Turner's Dice Version of the Bead Experiment (see Session 8) with the MS Project File
Short Story, TigerWoods on Project Management, Chapter 1, by Joseph Pangilinan
Other Interesting Reading:
It's Just Not Fair: Precision
It's Just Not Fair: Farmer Safe
APICS Constraints Management Paper on Supply Chain
PowerPoint Presentation on Supply Chain
Presentation paper comparing seven different methods of managing a production line based on simulation of a common product schedule and common equipment - insightful! Comparing Management Management Methods (Powerpoint)
The following is an zipped, public domain program to display the above PowerPoint presentations: Nice Viewer/Printer (2,790 K) for those without PowerPoint Software
Connection to the EM530-LIST:
We use a class email server to communicate assignments,
instructions and questions to the members of the class. To become
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