World-Renowned Expert in Theory of Constraints to Speak at UT June 24

KNOXVILLE—An internationally recognized expert on how businesses can resolve complex management dilemmas and increase profitability by removing organizational constraints will speak at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, on Monday, June 24.

RamiGoldraffRami Goldratt, chief executive officer of Goldratt Consulting, will lead an interactive seminar, Creating the Ever-Flourishing Company Using the Theory of Constraints (TOC), at the Center for Executive Education in the UT College of Business Administration.

Upper-level managers across all industries are invited to the seminar, which will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. It is open to the public. The cost is $825, which includes course materials, breakfast, snacks and lunch. To register, visit

Seminar topics will include how participants can achieve organizational stability, growth and harmony; uncover simple solutions for complex problems; think holistically to achieve goals; deliver projects on time and with shorter project cycle time, position their organization for exponential growth; and turn improvements into a decisive competitive edge.

Participants will leave with Theory of Constraint tools, including the Five Focusing Steps of TOC, the Change Matrix, and the Strategy and Tactics Tree.

Theory of Constraints is a management tool based on the assumption that any system, no matter how complex it seems, is governed by only a few elements. Identifying the system’s constraints and managing them accordingly produces rapid improvement and fosters harmony throughout the system.

Goldratt follows in the footsteps of his father, the late Eli Goldratt, the founder of the Theory of Constraints and the author of “The Goal.” The best-selling book introduced TOC to a wide audience, and it remains one of the most popular business texts of all time.

Prior to serving as CEO of Goldratt Consulting, Goldratt was CEO of SFSCo (Solutions for Sales Co.). SFSCo supplies sales and marketing experts for Viable Vision projects, a holistic solution based on the Theory of Constraints that has been implemented at companies worldwide. Goldratt holds a master’s degree from Tel Aviv University in Israel.


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