Monday, February 14th, 2011
At a time when local manufacturers are under huge pressure to “do more with less”, Adelaide engineering consultancy Manufacturing Focus has invited Lewis Trigger, the world’s foremost expert in Constraint Management, to conduct a public workshop this Friday, February 18, at AIM SA, 180 Port Road, Hindmarsh.

An Australian now living in Israel, Mr Trigger advises and teaches fast growth businesses and corporate, military, high-tech and defence organisations around the world about the Theory of Constraints (ToC).

Manufacturing Focus director Mark Fusco says the workshop represents a coup for Adelaide, as the only open workshop Mr Trigger will conduct on this visit to Australia.

“As competition becomes ever fiercer, we are under greater pressure to overcome the bottlenecks that add costs and time to projects,” Mr Fusco says. “Lewis Trigger teaches managers to understand their constraints to maximise business potential. The result is consistently improved results from the resources you already have.

“After all, constraints are what ultimately control the output of your business.”

Mr Trigger says that constraint management is the key to:
  • Meeting due dates
  • Improving quality
  • Lowering inventory
  • Decreasing lead time
  • Effectively utilising resources
  • Replacing chaos with calm
  • Improving workplace satisfaction
  • Improving the bottom line results: profits and service
Date: Friday 18th February 2011
Time: 8:15am—4:15pm
Conact: Phone Kosette Lambert (08) 7120 9400

Who should attend?
Senior and middle-level executives who want to understand how the Theory of Constraints can assist them to enhance their strategic insight, identify the constraints in their organisation's key processes and to improve system performance without incurring additional costs.

About Lewis Trigger

A recognised international expert in ToC, Lewis Trigger advises and teaches managers around the world about the management of constraints. An Australian, he is now resident in Israel, he operates an industrial engineering consulting business. He holds a BA from Australia, an MBA from Israel and an MSc from the United States.

In Australia, he has presented to a wide variety of leading Australian companies and organisations: Visy, Holden, Adelaide Health Service, Spotlight Retail Chain, Dairy Farmers (NSW), Australian Submarine Corporation (ASC), DMO from Department of Defence, Department for Agriculture & Food (WA), Salisbury City Council, Geographe (WA), GJames (Qld), and Raptispax (Qld).

About the Theory of Constraints (ToC)
Theory of Constraints (ToC) complements Lean, TPM and 6-Sigma. ToC is applied in the management of projects, services and supply chains by thousands of successful businesses around the world, including big names as Westinghouse, Lucent Technology, Nike, BHP Billiton, major defence forces and their suppliers; and by many more government agencies and businesses in Australia and elsewhere.

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Manufacturing Focus

Manufacturing Focus provides engineering consultancy services from coast to coast across Australia. The Manufacturing Focus engineering team uses the company’s proprietary Smart Factory™ methodology to help customers design a new process-driven plant layout or modify an existing plant layout to suit their changing needs. The Smart Factory™ approach creates manufacturing businesses that utilise lean principles and the latest technologies to maximise efficiencies and provide the greatest opportunity for success.

Founded in South Australia, in 2005, Manufacturing Focus customises plant layouts to satisfy current and future production needs while integrating the following core attributes:
• Safety – Integrating worker safety and ergonomics
• Environment - Sustainable processes and energy minimisation
• Efficiency – Smoother work flow and waste elimination
• Technology – Benefit based solutions
• Flexibility and responsiveness - For changes in customer and market demand
• Expandability - Strategic considerations for future needs

Using proven methodologies, customers can establish the production cost, quality and delivery outcomes prior to major investment.
Kosette Lambert
P: (08) 7120 9400
M: 0414 69 70 71


manufacturing, Theory of Constraints, ToC, Lean, TPM, 6-Sigma, project management, supply chain management



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