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Tuesday October 10, 2017

“CL6 for Constraints Management, Lean and 6-Sigma”   

CL6 Healthcare and Manufacturing case studies

Presented by John Hudson 

The Conference Center at Guilford Technical Community College, Cameron Campus

7908 Leabourne Rd
Colfax, NC 27235

Meeting sponsored by  WAREHOUSE DESIGN, INC.

John Hudson will present two recent case studies on healthcare and manufacturing. The success of these cases is based on the positive effects of Lean and Six Sigma, reinforced by principles from Constraints Management (aka Theory of Constraints).  He refers to the blend of this trio of methodologies as CL6.


TOCICO is the acronym for the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization.  John and a colleague shared a CL6 Healthcare case study at the 2014 TOCICO International Conference.  In 2016 heand the CEO of one of his client organizations, presented a CL6 Manufacturing case study at the 14th annual TOCICO International Conference in Leesburg, VA. 

This APICS presentation will focus on proven ways to achieve sustainability in both case studies.  It will also discuss:

  • The roles of leadership support and robust guiding principles in the implementation of change

  • Appreciation for the key role of data in ensuring that the changes are impactful

  • Understanding the importance of employee ownership and empowerment for achieving sustainability of improvements 


John Hudson Biography

John Hudson is a principal with Sustained Systems Solution LLC.  His firm uses CL6 and other approaches to help clients achieve Focus, Flow and Stability.  John’s private and public business career has spanned over 50 years.  He has consulted with Manufacturers, Healthcare organizations and the U.S. Navy and USCG. He has experience leading Executive and Managerial Coaching, and Mentoring and coaching Lean Six Sigma projects.

 John earned his M.S. in Statistics and B.S. in Mathematicsfrom Virginia Tech.  He is certified as a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt by the George Group (Accenture) and Virginia Tech.  He is also certified as an Academic Jonah by The Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute.

John has presented topics on Project Management and Assessments for APICS, ASQ and PMI.  He can be contacted at 434-483-3929 or             

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