ODED COHEN

International Director TOC Strategic Solutions

Oded Cohen is one of the world’s well known names in Theory of Constrains (TOC). He has over 30 years of experience in developing, teaching and implementing TOC methodology, solutions and implementation processes working directly with Dr. Goldratt all over the world in the organizations built by Eli Goldratt for developing and disseminating TOC – Creative Output, Goldratt Institute, Goldratt Schools. Among the countries to which Oded brings his expertise are the USA, Canada, Japan, India, China, the UK, Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Columbia, Chile, Peru and many others.

Oded is an Industrial engineer with MSc. in Operations Research from the Israeli Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. He was one of the developers of OPT – the logistical software for production scheduling, the TOC thinking processes and the TOC management skills. Oded has brought his expertise to educating a whole generation of TOC practitioners and implementers. He is known for his passion for working with people who love TOC.

Oded is a partner in Goldratt UK and since 2001 he has been a part of Goldratt Group as the International Director for Goldratt Schools. Oded plays a major role in developing and supporting TOC Application Experts and TOC Consultants who are given the knowledge and the practical know-how for implementing TOC solutions.

Oded is a Founder and Co-President of Theory Of Constraints Practitioners’ Alliance TOCPA – an international organization whose objective is to share the TOC experience with everybody who wants to learn and use TOC. Oded was a founding member and the first Chairman of Theory of Constraint International Certification organization TOCICO.

Oded, together with Domenico Lepore, wrote Deming & Goldratt: The Theory of Constraints and the System of Profound Knowledge – The Decalogue.The new full edition of Oded’s book Ever Improve – A Guide to Managing Production the TOC Way, published in June 2010, in addition to describing the Make-to-Order Solution, also includes two full new parts: the MTO implementation and a full description of Make-to-Availability Solution.


JELENA FEDURKO

International Director TOC Strategic Solutions

Jelena Fedurko started working with TOC in 1999. She joined Goldratt Schools in 2005 as a TOC trainer and consultant. In 2007 Jelena became Goldratt Schools Regional Director for Russian Speaking Regions, and later also for Europe. She has been a member of teaching teams in a number of comprehensive TOC Programs: International TOC Expert Training Alex Rogo Program in Columbia, ManTOC Program in India-

Together with Oded Cohen, Jelena has developed and conducts the TOC Strategic Solutions programs in Russia and Europe. Among the countries where Jelena has worked teaching and providing TOC implementation support are Japan, Poland, Germany, Italy, Turkey, Russia, Ukraine, India, China, Chili, Columbia and other countries.

Jelena is a Founder and Co-President of Theory Of Constraints Practitioners’ Alliance TOCPA – an international organization whose objective is to share the TOC experience with everybody who wants to learn and use TOC.

Jelena has authored several articles on TOC concepts and implementation, and gave presentations at several TOC conferences. She has also edited a number of TOC books. Jelena translated to Russian the Goldratt Satellite Program, the books The Goal, It’s Not Luck (The Goal-2), Critical Chain, and the TOC Insights.

Jelena is the author of the recently published book Behind the Cloud – Enhancing logical thinking.

Jelena graduated from Minsk State Institute of Foreign Languages (now Minsk State Linguistic University) and got her MBA from Concordia International University Estonia. Jelena is also a lecturer at Estonian Business School, Tallinn.