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How to Transform Organizations From Fragile to Robust to Antifragile

Event: Keynote at Intel Leadership Conference, 2016

In this keynote at the Intel Accelerate Results conference, Dr Alan Barnard, CEO of Goldratt Research Labs, presents his insights on how organizations and individuals can transform themselves from Fragile to Robust to Antifragile. Antrifragile is a concept introduced by Nassim Taleb and describes systems that are not harmed but benefit from volatility.

How to use Simulation modeling to design a Mining Supply Chain…

Event: Anylogic International User Conference, 2015

In this presentation at the ANNYLOGIC 2015 user conference, Dr. Alan Barnard, CEO of Goldratt Research Labs and Dr. Andrey Malykhanov presents a simulation model they developed for an end-to-end mining supply chain to test whether a PUSH vs. PULL vs. HYBRID based supply chain management strategy will give the best customer service, profitability and cost/ton performance for supplier and customers. The “PULL” logic was based on the principles of Theory of Constraints (developed by Dr. Eli Goldratt) and the latest work by Dr. Nassim Taleb on how to design systems that are not just robust, but Antifragile – ones that are not harmed by, but can benefit from volatility.

How to unlock value from SAP with TOC

Venue: TOCICO International Conference, 2010

Research shows that 70% of all ICT projects such as SAP implementations are not deemed a “great” success. This is despite the fact that the power and coverage of the technology and implementation know-how has grown dramatically. Could Theory of Constraints (TOC) help suppliers and customers unlock the inherent value potential of an ICT project like an SAP implementation?…