The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement: 25th Anniversary Edition / Edition 3by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
Pub. Date: 06/28/2012
Publisher: North River Press Publishing Corporation, The
Over 2 million copies sold! Used by thousands of companies and hundreds of business schools! Required reading for anyone in the Theory of Constraints. This book, which introduces the Theory of Constraints, is changing how America does business. The Goal is a gripping, fast-paced business novel about overcoming the barriers to making money. You will learn the/i>… See more details below
Over 2 million copies sold! Used by thousands of companies and hundreds of business schools! Required reading for anyone in the Theory of Constraints. This book, which introduces the Theory of Constraints, is changing how America does business. The Goal is a gripping, fast-paced business novel about overcoming the barriers to making money. You will learn the fundamentals of identifying and solving the problems created by constraints. From the moment you finish the book you will be able to start successfully addressing chronic productivity and quality problems.
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I had an option to read and review this book for extra credit for my college finance course. I was not looking forward to reading it and it didn't sound interesting but I am sure glad I did! Not only does this take you in right away, it also discusses the affects on personal relationships as well as business issues. It was so real to what happens in the business world and has some great ideas to start working on issues in the workplace.
In this book, Goldratt is able to convey the importance of constraints and bottlenecks through the trials of Alex Rogo. He is able to capture and maintain the reader’s attention by following his journey to save his job, his facility, as well as his marriage. This book was well-written and taught and emphasized important values from a management and engineering point of view. Although this book was entertaining for the most part, I was drifting in and out when reading the book. The elements that the reader had to grasp to truly understand what Alex Rogo was going through and trying to do were scattered throughout the book and difficult to keep track of. However, this may be due to how a facility manager’s life can be hectic and chaotic at times. Whether or not Goldratt’s goal was to scatter important points was a poor choice or a stroke of genius to throw the reader into the life of a facility manager. I would give this book a 4/5 based on the detail that the author portrays in his novel and how he is able to convey his ideals throughout the main character’s journey as well as his writing style.
Very enlightening text on business management. Eli Goldratt reveals a unique perspective in understanding the actual (bad) results of management procedures you may have learned previously. Goldratt is the originator of the "Theory of Constraints". His theory is explained in an easy-to-read novel format that you won't want to put down. The information presented in this book will have you saying to yourself "this makes so much sense, why didn't anyone see this before". Implementation of Goldratt's theory would have a tremendous positive impact on management operations wherever implemented.
I am not a very big fan of reading books but I found this book to be very intriguing. I didn't really have an idea of what the book would be about just by looking at the title but after reading it the name fits the book perfectly. It a story of a man named Alex who is the plant manager at a production facility. His plant is faced with many problems involving its production and is millions of dollars in debt. He is given three months to turn the plant around and that's what the rest of the book mainly focuses. Alex meets up with his collegues who helps him out along the way through phone calls and small meeting giving him insight into possibly solutions to the problems his plant is facing. As being a student studying Industrial engineering at Cal Poly Pomona I found this book to be an eye opener to what I may face when I graduate into the business world and land a job with a manufacturing company. Richard