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Critical Chain 2024 Conference

The Critical Chain Conference, organized by TOCICO (Theory Of Constraints International Certification Organization), will be held virtually on April 17th and 18th.

More than 25 speakers will participate and share their knowledge through presentations. We invite you to discover how hundreds of organizations use this method to successfully complete their projects efficiently, on time and within budget, without sacrificing quality or content, and with the same resources.

The Critical Chain Conference is the event for everyone interested in project management through this method, offering a unique opportunity to meet and learn from experts in the field.


Marris Consulting will be present at the international conference on the Critical Chain.

How to smoothen the military aeronautical maintenance operations with Critical Chain?

By Selim Ben Mlouka and Christian Schan.

They will explain how Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) offers an effective approach to enhance performance in military aeronautical maintenance, a crucial aspect for ensuring optimal responsiveness in the face of current instability.


Thanks to the Critical Chain approach, flawless preparation is maintained, allowing for the overcoming of unforeseen challenges and thus ensuring the maximum availability of military aircraft, in times of conflict or peace.

This presentation will be based on experiences of applying the Critical Chain by Marris Consulting.

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3 levels of project control: the Critical Chain pyramid

By Etienne Lecerf.


In this presentation, Etienne will address the three crucial levels in project management, detailing how each level specifically contributes to optimizing the project process.

It is essential to consider two layers of management:

  • The overall supervision of the project portfolio, aiming to systematically reduce the number of concurrent projects and multitasking.
  • Micro-level management, focused on monitoring daily activities, identifying bottlenecks, and establishing a rapid and efficient feedback system.






Director at Marris Consulting, he has over 20 years of experience in performance optimization across various industrial sectors. His primary mission is to deploy flow management strategies in production and project contexts to enhance the operational performance of client companies. He excels in implementing Lean concepts, the Drum-Buffer-Rope (DBR) strategy, and Critical Chain Project Management.

Joining Marris Consulting in 2021 as a consultant, Christian Schan has successfully led numerous projects applying the Theory of Constraints and Critical Chain Project Management. His expertise spans various sectors, including Software & Information Technology, Pharmaceutical & Biomedical, Textile Recycling, Aeronautical Equipment, Maintenance, Repair, and Overhaul (MRO) in military aviation, Engineer-to-Order (ETO), the Nuclear sector, as well as Oil & Gas, Metallurgy, among others.



Etienne Lecerf is a Managing Consultant at Marris Consulting, he has worked with Philip Marris for over 8 years. Specialized in the Theory of Constraints, he led several projects and internationnaly, in Europe, Mexico or Burkina Faso. Graduated from the Arts et Métiers ParisTech school, Etienne as a solid industrial engineering and mechanical background, and also a strong consulting experience in various fields such as aeronautics, oil and gas, and healthcare. He shines in various sectors, ranging from aeronautics to semiconductors.