The Goal: A Process Of Ongoing Improvement
  • The Goal: A Process Of Ongoing Improvement
  • The Goal: A Process Of Ongoing Improvement
  • The Goal: A Process Of Ongoing Improvement
  • The Goal: A Process Of Ongoing Improvement
  • The Goal: A Process Of Ongoing Improvement
ISBN: 0884271951
EAN13: 9780884271956
Language: English
Pages: 362
Dimensions: 1.2" H x 9.3" L x 6" W
Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is transforming management thinking throughout the Western world. The author has been described by Fortune as a 'guru to industry' and by Businessweek as a 'genius'. It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry - even to your bosses - but not to your competitors. Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try and improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant - or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a colleague from student days - Jonah - to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done. The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC) developed by Eli Goldratt. Eliyahu M. Goldratt was an internationally recognized leader in the development of new business management concepts and systems, and acts as an educator to many of the world's corporations. The 20th anniversary edition includes a series of detailed case study interviews by David Whitford, Editor at Large, Fortune Small Business, which explore how organizations around the world have been transformed by Eli Goldratt's ideas.

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   You gotta rad it to understand...
I purchased my first copy a long time ago. I've moved to five different companies and bought new versions for my management teams. After I gave the book to them, they began to identify him. That was my guess as to whether they read it. I remember when I first read the book, I was frustrated because Goldratt didn't provide The Solution! Goldratt's book is about a person trying to solve manufacturing problems, and all the while he is trying to make the reader think of a way to solve the problem. A writerconsultant is a brilliant way to pound simplicity into our minds.
   Time to change your view and thinking
Why can't we consistently get a quality product out the door on time at the lowest cost that can beat the competition? If you have a plant manager who is always promoting a new thing, and most of the time what he's doing isn't any different from what everyone else is doing, then you should read this book and make others read it as well. The Theory of Constraints was introduced to the world of business by this book. Eliyahu Goldratt has done an excellent job explaining his theory. A struggling plant manager is trying to improve his plant's performance in order to save it from closing. The main character in the story was provoked to come up with his solutions by the expert. It's recommended for every professional in manufacturing.
   Bought for School Requirement
I took a business course in college and I had to buy this book. It turned out to be informative and interesting. It is not a boring lecture or a mass of facts that you are supposed to understand. This book is similar to books you would read for fun. There is a story line, characters, and ties in the lessons of how to make a company more efficient and profitable. You feel like you're reading a novel, but you learn a lot along the way. If you want to learn more about how to streamline company processes, this book is a great read.
   all is good
This book is great. The book was in good shape, just as advertised. No problems. I would recommend this provider to others.
This book was a class requirement. I found it to be a great leader. It's a story of progress and change.
   The Goal
I would say you are nuts if you said that a story about cost accounting in a factory would be interesting to me. The first 80% of the story is extremely entertaining. There is a chance that the philosophy finish could be left off. I would listen to the book until I reached the end of a chapter because it was interesting even when I arrived at my driving school. I have an accounting background so that may affect my opinion.
   Quick Service.
The book I ordered was for our office. It was delivered within 4 - 5 days of ordering. I haven't had a chance to read it yet. The condition was what it was advertised to be.
   Great book for Operations Class
The goal is well written and shows the need to pay attention to the customers. I received the 1992 edition, but there weren't any significant differences between the '92 and more recent versions.
   Excellent, quick read, concise and reads like a novel!
If you want to be introduced to the theory of constraints in an easy to read novel format, this is the book for you. It is easy to teach from a level that is enjoyable to read. What is your Herbie's?
   The Manger's learning upgrade
The book shows a better way for managers to manage people without siloing and expecting workers to be constantly working on the job. The former practice stopped when this manager took over. The book is a good read for information about the better working environment.