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Tuesday, October 9, 2018, Professional Development Meeting MEMBERSHIP NIGHT, Meeting Today’s Supply Chain & Manufacturing Challenges- Choosing the Right Scheduling Approach for Your Operations

October 09, 2018
5:15 PM - 7:30 PM

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Volvo Communication Center
7900 National Service Rd.
Greensboro, NC 27409


Various ERP / MRP Systems, Lean Manufacturing, The Theory of Constraints and other process improvement approaches have been implemented worldwide with remarkable results. ERP & MRP Systems allow us to manage critical operations oriented data, inventory and supplier transactions. TOC focuses on the flow of material by applying constraint-based improvement techniques; while Lean focuses on process improvements and the elimination of waste.

Combining these approaches has allowed some manufacturing organizations to achieve higher levels of productivity and output, while at the same time reducing operating costs and improving quality and customer service.

However, every manufacturing operation has its own set of unique characteristics, which makes choosing the right solution to address the right problems very confusing.

This session will:

  • Discuss what makes scheduling all manufacturing operations and supply chains so difficult.
  • Share techniques on how to profile you own operations to better understand how these characteristics should influence your scheduling options
  • High level overview of MRP, TOC, Lean and CCPM Scheduling Techniques
  • How to choose the right scheduling solution for your company



Loaded Baked Potato
Jumbo Baked Potatoes, Chili, Bacon, Steamed Broccoli, Green Onions,
Sour Cream, Jalapeños, Whipped Butter and Salsa
Side: Fresh Garden Salad with Ranch or Balsamic Vinaigrette and Dinner Rolls
Dessert: Assorted Cookies
Beverage: Iced Tea



This meeting is about improvement and improvement methodologies that continue to lead the pack for improving with positive change in our companies.    Join with the PTC Chapter in recognizing our membership's milestones and hearing what's up from Harold Cavallaro,  an expert in the Theory of Constraints and Advanced Performance Systems

Bio:   Harold Cavallaro is the founder and principal of CavCo Management Partners where he provides leadership for his team of business consultants to ensure the delivery of solutions that leverage advanced manufacturing performance improvement concepts and Methodologies, such as Lean Manufacturing, Synchronous Management and Six Sigma. 

His experience covers a broad cross-section of industries including Automotive, Agricultural Equipment, Aerospace & Defense, Electronics, Industrial and Consumer Tools & Equipment, and Textiles. He has over 40 years of experience in manufacturing, including mechanical design, materials management, and systems design.  This includes working as Vice President Professional Services at MAPICS, as Director in Supply Chain Practice at PricewaterhouseCoopers, LLC, and as Co-Founder and Partner at Spectrum Management Group and Spectrum Publishing Company.  

Prior to founding Spectrum, Harold was the Director of Education for Creative Output, Inc., the original firm founded by Dr. Eli Goldratt, the renowned author of The Goal. He has been intimately involved with the Theory of Constraints and Synchronous Management concepts since their introduction in the late 1970s.

Harold received has degrees in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering and is the co-author of “Regaining Competitiveness - Putting 'The Goal' to Work” and “Theory H.O.W. – How Organizations Could Work”. Harold has lectured extensively throughout the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, and the Middle and Far East on issues arising from the application of Synchronous Management and related technologies.




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