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GA 405 | Elevating Constraints with Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin

By Jessica Bush Updated on January 6th, 2022

This week’s guests are Max Krug and Pavel Kuviarzin. Max and Pavel gave us their take on the relationship between lean, processes, and The Theory of Constraints. They also touched on the dangers of falling too far into one particular CI “camp.” An MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here.

In this episode you’ll learn: 

  • The quote that inspires Max and Pavel (3:28)
  • Max’s background (3:59)
  • Pavel’s background (5:14)
  • What TOC is all about (8:17)
  • An example of using TOC (10:38)
  • Using Gantt charts (13:54)
  • Why the final editing is the constraint (21:57)
  • About “drum buffer rope” (24:23)
  • How they identify the root cause (27:52)
  • The dangers of CI “camps” (31:01)

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  1. Christine

    January 6, 2022 - 1:37 pm

    Great podcast and very informative!
    All manufacturers should consider these guys to improve their company!
    Enjoyed E. Goldratt reference!

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