Mark Woeppel

Mark Woeppel is a consultant, educator and master of organizational transformation. He is a recognized expert in the Theory of Constraints and continuous improvement, teaching hundreds of executives worldwide every year. He earned the founder’s implementer certification from the Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOC-ICO).

Woeppel is an internationally known author, speaker and lecturer on the topics of Continuous Improvement, Theory of Constraints, Drum Buffer Rope, Cost Accounting, Organizational Measurement and Critical Chain Project Management. He is the author of The Manufacturer’s Guide to Implementing the Theory of Constraints, published by APICS/St. Lucie Press, in English, Spanish and Japanese, and Projects in Less Time, published by BookSurge in English and Japanese.

Notable speaking venues are: Northwestern University Kellogg School of Business, University of California, Los Angeles, American Production & Inventory Control Society (APICS), Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), Theory of Constraints International Certification Organization (TOC-ICO), Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) and The Japanese Society for the Advancement of ToC.

His industry experience includes the Graphic Arts, Industrial Equipment, Consumer Products, Automotive, Construction, Oilfield Equipment, Electronics and Steel Fabrication, Subsea Oilfield Development, Project Management and Semiconductor product development.

Woeppel serves as President for Pinnacle Strategies, a provider of consulting, training and technology solutions.


Continuous improvement organizations must be profit centers, not cost centers. Too often, these organizations are established with little thought as to how they will function with the rest of the organization. As a result, the continuous improvement organization goes about aimlessly "improving," with no bottom line results from its effort. No...Full Article »