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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement Paperback – June 1, 2014
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"A survey of the reading habits of managers found that though they buy books by the likes of Tom Peters for display purposes, the one management book they have actually read from cover to cover is The Goal." -- The Economist<br \><br \>"Anybody who considers himself a manager should rush out, buy and devour this book immediately. If you are the only one in your place to have read it, your progress along the path to the top may suddenly accelerate...one of the most outstanding business books I have ever encountered." --Punch Magazine
"Like Mrs. Fields and her cookies, The Goal was too tasty to remain obscure. Companies began buying big batches and management schools included it in their curriculums." --Fortune Magazine
"This theory provided a persuasive solution for factories struggling with production delays and low revenues." --Harvard Business Review
About the Author
Eliyahu M. Goldratt is 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.
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I plan keep it at work and suggest it for co-workers.
My husband also is a machine operator and where he works they have all read this and do many things referenced in the book. He is planning to read it.
I now know why a previous boss would say "Let's find our Herbie". 17+ years in the industry and I had no clue until I read this.
The novel is easy to read and the examples that are given make the technical aspects of the book understandable, especially the part where Rogo realizes how bottlenecks work when he takes his son on the boy scout trip.
Something else I should mention is that throughout the novel, you get some insight into Rogo’s personal life and the problems he’s having at home with his wife because of how busy he is at work. At first I thought that whole thing would detract from the book but by the end you come to realize that our work lives and our personal life are closely intertwined and one will always affect the other so it’s important to try to find that balance between your personal life and your life at work.
Overall, I would highly recommend this book to anyone seeking improvements in their workplace—regardless of your position—whether it involves product handling, management, or simply evaluation of business costs. Personally, I gained valuable insight reading this book because it taught me that while efficiency and productivity are contributing factors to helping a business thrive, other aspects need to considered as well. Often times, businesses with this kind of tunnel vision fail to see how seemingly unconventional methods (such as ceasing robotic operations and reverting back to manually operated systems) can have significantly positive results.