Dr Lisa Lang Bio – Theory of Constraints Speaker, Consultant, TOC Expert
“Dr. Lisa” Lang is a renown Theory of Constraints (TOC) expert and is the foremost expert in the world for applying Theory of Constraints to job shop scheduling and marketing. She is regularly sought out for her expertise on developing market offers (mafia offers) that increase sales. She has been named a Manufacturing Trendsetter in the USA Today for her work helping highly custom job shops and machine shops to become more productive, more competitive and to bring manufacturing back to the U.S with Velocity Scheduling System. Dr. Lisa has also appeared in CNBC, CBS, The Wall Street Journal, Newsweek and Yahoo Finance to name a few.
Dr Lisa is the President of the Science of Business, a consulting firm specializing in helping companies to achieve bottom line results. She has served as the Global Marketing Director for Dr Eli Goldratt, father of Theory of Constraints and author of The Goal.
Dr Lisa has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Missouri – Rolla and is one of the few TOCICO certified experts in Theory of Constraints worldwide. She also serves on the TOCICO Board of Directors.
Before becoming a consultant, Lisa was in operations, strategic planning, purchasing, and R&D while working for Clorox, Anheuser-Busch and Coors Brewing.
In addition to consulting, Dr Lisa is a highly sought after Vistage/TEC speaker on “Maximizing Profitability”. Dr Lisa also provides professional keynote speeches and workshops for organizations like: TLMI, ASC, NTMA, NAPM and private events for corporations like: TESSCO, Bostik, GE, and Sandvik Coromant.
Theory of Constraints, Professional Speaker, Applying TOC (Theory of Constraints) to Marketing and Sales, Marketing Constraint, Sales Constraint, Pricing, Cash Flow and applying Drum Buffer Rope (DBR) to highly complex job shops.
More on Dr Lisa:
As a speaker and consultant, Dr. Lisa focuses on maximizing profitability and cash flow. Her approach is global and holistic, insisting on tying all “improvement” projects to bottom-line results. She consults with executives in a variety of industries to put their companies on a process of ongoing improvement, addressing both internal and external constraints to profitable growth.
Dr Lisa’s speeches, seminars and workshops are described as high value, motivational, and inspirational. Many attendees have commented on how refreshing it is to have a speaker that has bottom-line content while still providing an energizing setting. Dr Lisa is the creator of Mafia Offer Boot Camps, the original and only, 3 day boot camp devoted to the development of YOUR mafia offer.
Lisa has a Ph.D in Engineering Management (with an emphasis in Manufacturing and Packaging) from the University of Missouri– Rolla. She is the author of several articles, two published workshops:
1) Maximizing Profitability: The Theory of Constraints Approach to Maximizing Profits and
2) Achieving a Viable Vision: The Theory of Constraints Strategic Approach to Rapid Sustainable Growth),
And her book Increasing Cash Velocity: The Theory of Constraints Approach to Cash Velocity is the only book written on applying TOC to cash flow.
Dr Lisa also appears in theTheory of Constraints Handbook with 43 other Theory of Constraints experts from around the world. Dr Lisa contributed a chapter on Mafia Offers: Dealing with a Market Constraint. This is the most comprehensive work available on mafia offers to date.
Dr Lisa also appears in Trendsetters for a New Economy with her chapter on Velocity Manufacturing and has co-authored with marketing legend Dan Kennedy in Marketing Miracles writing a chapter on The Ultimate Offer – The Mafia Offer. Both of these books reached best seller status on Amazon.com.
Lisa’s diverse background allows her to consult and speak on wide variety of topics. The common thread, however, is the focus on bottom-line results. Unlike approaches that try to fix everything at once, Lisa helps clients to focus on the leverage points in their system to get rapid, sustainable improvement. The Science of Business® methodology enables clients to focus their Lean, Theory of Constraints or Six Sigma tools for substantial gains in productivity and predictability. Lisa has helped former employers and clients achieve better business results.
Lisa has worked in a wide variety of industries helping clients at the executive level with strategic planning, growth management and in all functional areas including manufacturing, R&D, engineering, distribution, and sales & marketing. Her insistence on focus and tying projects to bottom-line results has led to Lisa being referred to as Dr. Lisa, “the business doctor”, by many of her clients.
Dr Lisa Lang – Professional Speaker
Tired of entertaining speakers with superficial content?
Dr Lisa Lang
High Content Motivational Inspirational
In these action-packed, results-oriented presentations Dr Lisa inspires audiences to understand and challenge current assumptions blocking them from achieving bottom-line results.
You will learn to:
· Determine what drives your profitability
· Make management decisions that are aligned with your profitability goals
· Increase profitability with no corresponding increase in expenses or capital investment
· Use 3 decision rules and 4 metrics that can be immediately put to use
ACHIEVING A VIABLE VISION
You will learn to:
· Use a process that leads to achieving rapid sustainable growth (a Viable Vision)
· Make investment decisions that enable growth
· Devise strategies that maximize profits, and lead to a Viable Vision
THE UNREFUSABLE MARKET OFFER
You will learn to:
· Use a technique to help you understand your capabilities, industry and customers
· Develop a market offer that your customers would consider unrefusable – a mafia offer
· The steps necessary to deliver an unrefusable market offer to your customers
HOW TO GET MORE JOBS DONE FASTER
You will learn:
· How scheduling is traditionally done
· The scheduling problems most shops encounter and the mistakes most shops make when trying to schedule
· The Velocity Scheduling System approach and what you can do TOMORROW to get more jobs done faster.
This is just a sampling of possible topics. All speeches are customized to meet client’s need and objectives!
What people say …
“Your presentation of the concepts was the best I have ever seen. “ Elaine Frost, TOC (Theory of Constraints) Expert
“Thank you so much for taking your time talking with my groups. You are the best speaker we have had this year! Keep it up, Tim Devore, TEC Florida, September 2008
“I really appreciated your presentation to our group yesterday. You are the first speaker I have heard in 5 years who I thought could really help change our business. I would like to know how we could work together to help change my business? I look forward to hearing from you.” – TEC Member, Howard Katz, San Diego Group 466
“Excellent presentation yesterday – engaging, accessible, interesting, well paced, paid attention to the member’s interests and engaged them in the program. You scored a 4.8 for content and a 4.6 for presentation – both high for this group who tend to be critical evaluators….. Thanks for sharing some genuinely new ideas with my group – they really did appreciate it. The members agreed to pursue identifying limiting constraints in the months to come and report out to the other members about what they are and their efforts to overcome them.” – TEC Chair, John Cotter, Group 466
“I had been introduced to Theory of Constraints in Graduate School, but I never effectively bridged it from textbook into my organization. Lisa’s presentation provided our group with a crash course on the theory and more importantly showed us how it could impact decision-making in our companies. I rated the overall presentation very high and I think that each member had take-away. But, for those who really got it, they understood it is not some magic pill for their company, but a vehicle for teaching their organization to think differently.” Bill Heinz, Jr., President, H&H Systems and Design, Inc, Member, Louisville Key Group 991
“In today’s time of competitive change, the challenge of managing the real measure of business success, throughput, is critical. Dr. Lisa Lang is one of a handful of experts in the field of Constraint Management theory who is able to help CEO’s grasp these critical concepts. More importantly, Dr. Lisa skillfully guides TEC Members to develop their individual, strategic first steps in the process. Six month after hearing Lisa’s presentation, over half of TEC 576 Members are still implementing her suggestions. She comes with my highest recommendations.” Jean Maxwell, Chair, Denver TEC Group 576
“Dr. Lisa provided a whole new framework for evaluating our company’s resources. Truly outside-the-box presentation. I can’t imagine why any CEO would not take advantage of her ‘mafia offer’.” James Van de Voorde, President, Robert Osher Investment Management, TEC 214
Subject: Dr. Lisa – Highly recommended international speaker!
Dr. Lisa Lang (“Dr. Lisa”) is a US TEC speaker who spends most of her time traveling the world. I highly recommend you get in touch with her to see when she’ll be near you; it’s a great opportunity to have a world class speaker address your TEC members.Dr. Lisa spoke at an all city event in Buenos Aires last week and her presentation was a huge success. 200 people attended the event, 100 TEC members and 100 guests. Her presentation on Maximizing Profits and Achieving a Viable Vision is very well suited for international audiences, and she received great reviews.Just wanted to pass that on, we don’t get a lot of opportunities to hear excellent speakers and here’s a resource that will add significant value to your TEC community. You can find her information on the web site.Be well,
Thanks and best regards,
GPI President for 2010-2011 Term