Yes, it can. This is actually a present topic creating some interesting conversations for University advisors. The discussion is whether TOC should or should not be included in Lean & Six Sigma courses. At the moment, the industry perspective is that it does not fall under either curriculum for Lean or Six Sigma. However, TOC definitely has some impactful concepts that fall under the broader umbrella of continuous improvement or process improvement.

Tracy O'Rourke

Tracy is a Managing Partner & Executive Advisor at GoLeanSixSigma.com. For almost 20 years, she's helped leading organizations like Washington State, Cisco and GE build problem-solving muscles with Lean Six Sigma to achieve their goals.