Webcast: Balance and Bottlenecks and Triggers, Oh My!

Dr. Lars Maaseidvaag, Senior Master Black Belt, MoreSteam

Takt time analysis, Bottlenecks, Pacemaker Process - what does it all mean and how does it all fit together?

In the classic book, The Goal, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt introduced Herbie, the boy who held up the rest of his Boy Scout troop while hiking through the woods. Placed in the middle of the line, he lagged behind the line leaders and held up the boys behind him. The troop leader addressed the situation by making Herbie the line leader to set the "pace" for the other boys.

The story became so well known that Lean practitioners refer to the "Herbies" of a process. However, is a Herbie a pacemaker, a bottleneck or both? The use of slang doesn't necessarily signify a common understanding, and many Lean terms and concepts are often used incorrectly or interchangeably. With this Webinar, we'll take the time to examine and make sense of the terminology circling around the process of Lean process balancing.

Don't get lost in the woods. Sharpen your application of process balancing principles. Join us on this free, one-hour recorded Webcast led by MoreSteam's Dr. Lars Maaseidvaag.

(We apologize that sound is missing in the last part of the introduction. The speaker begins after only a short silence.)

In this session, the following key points will be covered:

Dr. Lars Maaseidvaag, Senior Master Black Belt, MoreSteam

Dr. Lars Maaseidvaag continues to expand the breadth and depth of the MoreSteam curriculum by integrating the learning of Lean tools and concepts with advanced process modeling methods. Lars led the development of Process Playground, a Web-based discrete event simulation program. Before coming to MoreSteam in 2009, he was the Curriculum Director for Accenture/George Group and has also worked in operations research and management consulting.

Lars received a PhD in Operations Research from the Illinois Institute of Technology. Prior to his Ph.D., he earned a M.S. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering as well as an MBA from The University of Texas in Austin.