Sep 24, Sivutha rated it really liked it. Jun 14, Mahmoud Ghoz rated it it was amazing. Overall, read the book, stick to the novel and hopefully you'll enjoy it as much as I did.
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The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
Did we really need the side story about the protagonists marital issues? The things that will lead to the business making the most money.
Making sure that everything marches to the tune of the constraints. For all Industrial Engineers and those who are interested in management trust me and read it: The only negative comment that I have about this book is that I felt that the background story became a goldratf bit tedious towards the end, but the value gained from reading the rest far out-weighed this minor moan.
Or the inventiveness of advertisers to persuade us to want more junk. Refresh and try again. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and gpldratt the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints TOC developed by Eli Goldratt.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
The main character is Alex Rogo, who manages a production plant owned by UniCo Manufacturing, where everything is always behind schedule and things are looking dire. Trivia About Gosl Goal: An engineer finishes a project, and goldeatt big important project coming from the design team isn't done yet, so he picks up something small in the meantime.
Jun 14, Maree rated it liked it. People should be working full time right? 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.
Doing work and making money are not the same thing. To learn, we should not just give people results to memorize, but stories and plots goldratg allow us to deduce the answers. The book is mainly talking about theory of constraints and how to deal with it.
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Book Summary: The Goal by Eliyahu Goldratt
To me TOC is one of the most under-rated systems out there. The Theory of Constraints: The Goal sets out to convey management principles through an engaging story of Golsratt Rogo, a plant manager, whose factory is on the verge of being shut down and whose marriage is virtually in shambles. 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.
I was never any good at Maths in school and so it was from this book that I learnt that when looking at figures if the answer looks wrong, what you need to do is think about the assumptions rather than just check the calculation.
The book revisits what the goal of a business should be and what is important to measure and control to achieve that goal. I was pleased to see it on my new boss's desk!
By far the best business improvement book on the market. Seems quite practical and valuable in just that application.
The Goal (novel) - Wikipedia
This book was written before lean came into picture as a concept that can be applied and reaped by larger audience bu TOC was established in mid 60's but it was not put up in easy to understand perspective and was in form of journals and papers but this book made it common sense for common man and was pushed by American Manufacturers to their employees, which helped them to define new way of cost measuring and defining the competitive priorities in context to their strategic goals.
Or, browse more book summaries. Not bad but Go,dratt far rather have had failure stories so I learn how to avoid the pratfalls. A system with local maximums is not an efficient system. The Goal is a management-oriented novel by Eliyahu Goldrat.
It's Not Luck which I don't find as successful a novel, partly because it is less groan-inducing and more worthy in tone but also because it doesn't go through the steps of the characters problem solving efforts in the same level of bby. If a manager does not know how to answer those three questions, is he or she entitled to be called manager? This article needs additional citations for verification.