It seems the author wanted to increase the page count to make it more publishable. There is always a bottleneck in every process. This soun Great explanation of the theory of constraints and operations management. Through examples in the main character's personal life and Goldratt introduces the Theory of Constraints via this entertaining novel. It has been translated into 35 languages.
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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Though the wife subplot was pretty unnecessary and not well done in my mind. Jun 11, Simon Eskildsen goap it it was amazing Recommended goldfatt Simon by: Reverse the order so that the processes go from slow to fast.
Only at the top level. For all Industrial Engineers and those who are interested in management trust me and read it: All industrial and systems engineers need to read this book, as do all managers of processes.
View all 3 comments. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Make sure the bottleneck only works on good parts by performing quality control before parts go into the bottleneck.
While other systems thinking books are somewhat goldraty, this one is filled with life, even romance, and well-grounded in reality. Oct 03, Imran rated it it was amazing. Please help improve it or discuss these issues on the talk page. Great explanation of the theory of constraints and operations management.
Books by Eliyahu M. Trying to figure how this can apply beyond just manufacturing. Dedicate people full-time to those processes. The recommendation to read this book came along in a lecture from a prof, who himself is an IT guy.
Goldratta goaal consultant known for his Theory of Constraintsand Jeff Coxa best selling author and co-author of multiple management-oriented novels. The first addendum is a little piece that basically confirms other people have got this stuff to work. Focus on making money! No trivia or quizzes yet. May 04, Sergey Shishkin rated it it was amazing.
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It's too easy to find a things that are easily measurable and saying "this thing is correlated with our success, so let's focus on it".
Goldratt is best known as the father of the Theory of Con Eliyahu M. In the book, Jonah teaches Alex Rogo by using the Socratic method. If not, perhaps this story will show you the usefulness of it in an entertaining, light-hearted fashion. This type of book, to me, is way better than crime fiction or fantasy. Also interested in how Goldratt thought his theory could apply to relationships. Open Preview See a Problem? Each problem is broken down into its simplest components so that the real priorities are easily identified and dealt with.
So is his marriage. Jul 01, Noble Aide rated it it was amazing.
The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
Most books of this nature are exceptionally unrealistic, but this one manages to keep the reader engaged, which is key for an instructional text like this. For example if a house is built quickly at low cost the quality will be low, if you want a high quality house built quickly you have to be prepared to pay for it, or compromise on the time it will take.
And an important corollary is that any change requires impact to all 3 throughput, operating expense and inventory. The red and green tags. The one message of the book that I found especially interesting was that eventually the greatest constraint on the fictional business in the novel is not its potential productivity but the capacity of the market to absorb its products.