- Paperback: 362 pages
- Publisher: North River Press; 30th Anniversary Edition edition (June 1, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0884271951
- ISBN-13: 978-0884271956
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.1 x 8.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars See all reviews (1,007 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #696 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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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.
Well here it is, I'm not much of a reading fan and I never have been but I can honestly say that so far I am enjoying this book. I have yet to finish reading it but you best believe that I will be finishing it very soon (need about 10 chapters). Just something about the simplicity of it and the way it grabs the reader's attention is just different to most books I've read which are not that many since like mentioned previously I don't enjoy it much.
I think the reason I was hooked into continuing to read it aside from my grade depending on it was because it's told in a way in which you can see yourself in the writers place. He is having many problems trying to avoid keeping his plant operational and him spending extra time working trying to fix it causes him to have problems within his household. I can see a similar situation happening to me since in my profession as an industrial engineer I will encounter problems that require lots of my attention. But this book isn't just for engineers like myself, rather I feel that anybody can relate to this story because we all have problems to deal with at work and without knowing it those problems can cause there to also be problems at home just like the author. All in all this truly is a great book because in order to get me to read something, let alone want to finish it, it has to be excellent and relate to my own life and that's what this book did.
Anyways, I will finish the book not only for school purposes but for my own personal satisfaction.
Because Alex Rogo has spent a lot of time to solve plant problems, he was too busy to spend time with his family. Therefore, his marriage got trouble as well. His wife, Julie, feels lonely and boring living in this old town, and she left her family.
I think The Goal is a great book that can be used in management colleges to teach students about the importance of strategic capacity planning and constraint management.
The book involves some aspects in a manufacturing process. In the book The Goal, Jonah teaches Alex Rogo by using the Socratic method. All the time, when Alex asks for help from Jonah, Jonah would never give him answer directly; instead, Jonah poses a question to him, which makes him to think and solve problems. Eventually, Alex finds out the Socratic method to solve his marital problem and proposes a solution to solve his plant problem