Event Details

Manufacturing 2025 is designed to transform China from a manufacturing giant into a world manufacturing power. The plan, endorsed by Premier Li Keqiang, is the country's first action plan focusing on promoting manufacturing. Under this framework, we’re always looking for an edge, a way to accelerate improvements, a certain route to more profit and productivity. Lean and Six Sigma promise these results, but there is wide gap between the promise and the return on investment and effort.

AmCham China, along with Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area (TEDA), would like to invite you for an industrial visit to TEDA. Professor Mark Woeppel, a world-wide expert on manufacturing Theory of Constraints (ToC), will explain and share best practices on the ToC, explain how and why it works.

The following-up discussion will discuss how to imply the manufacturing Theory of Constraints to improve productivity under the “Manufacturing 2025” framework, and touch on questions facilitated from the presentation. After the presentation and discusion, we will then pay an industrial visit to selected pilot zone company of TEDA (to be confirmed).

This is a great opportunity for AmCham China members to discuss issues of concerns, and exchange the latest industry updates with TEDA members - state-owned enterprises, etc. Seating is very limited, please register in advance to secure a seat.

Who shoould attend:
Senior members who are interested in manufacturing, the Theory of Constraints or Manufacturing 2025

Please note:
  • This is a pre-paid event, walk-ins will not not be accepted
  • The event will be held at Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area, bus will take attendees from Beijing to Tianjin, and back in the afternoon (round-trip) .
  • All attendees will need to arrive at the AmCham China Conference Centerbefore 7:10am. The bus will depart right at 7:30am, please do not be late.


7:30 AM - 10 AM
Bus from Beijing to Tianjin
Bus from Beijing AmCham China Ofice to Tianjin TEDA
10 AM - 11 AM
What Does the Theory of Constraints Offer Manufacturers? Bottom Line Results. Quickly.
11 AM - 12 PM
Discussion, Q&A
The impact of Theory of Constraints on Productivity Upgrade and Manufacturing 2025
12 PM - 1 PM
Lunch at TEDA
1 PM - 2 PM
Visit to Pilot Company in TEDA
2 PM - 4 PM
Bus from Tianjin to Beijing
Bus from Tianjin TEDA to Beijing AmCham China Ofice


  • Mark  J. Woeppel (Founder and President of Pinnacle Strategies International)

    Mark J. Woeppel

    Founder and President of Pinnacle Strategies International

    Mark J. Woeppel is the founder and President of Pinnacle Strategies International, a management consulting firm focused on improving productivity in production, project management, and knowledge work. The author of two earlier books--Manufacturer's Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints and Projects in Less Time: A Synopsis of Critical Chain--Woeppel has also penned numerous white papers and eBooks and has taught or lectured at several universities, including Northwestern Kellogg School, California Institute of Technology, and the University of Kansas.

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Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 300

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