Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Goal – Chapter 30 – Bucky Burnside’s Helicopter

Rogo hosts a surprise corporate walk through of his robots, which leads to another vanity metrics discussion.  A big account, Bucky Burnside, flies in on a helicopter to thank his team.  Alex and Julie reflect on life and lament past … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 29 – Nightmares & Sales

Alex awakens from a nightmare just as Bill Peach’s Mercedes is about to run him over.  Nightmare episodes are a common trope, and it is easy to imagine first time author Goldratt smiling at his choice of story-telling tool.  Julie … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 28 – Cutting the Batch Size

Rogo works with his team to extend their lead.  When things are going well it can be tempting to take relative leadership and coast.  Rogo is beating his peers at other plants.  However, to get the most for all of … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 27 – More Vanity Metrics

Rogo delivers good results and commits to a 15% improvement. He stops to see Julie on his way home where they discuss life goals. Julie waffles about their relationship. Highlights “It’s too bad the standard report we’ve prepared can’t begin … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 26 – Results Beat Vanity Metrics

Rogo debates the Scout hike dependencies with his kids over dinner. At the plant, decisions are made to pursue results rather than follow vanity metrics. Highlights “And I’m not about to stand by and let that happen just to maintain … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 25 – “Stop Futile Work!”

P211 – “We’re releasing material faster than the bottlenecks can process it.”
Creating inventory that cannot be advanced has no purpose. It is makework. Many companies make this mistake with projects – kicking off projects that cannot be completed. Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 24 – Champagne Room, Julie

Julie Rogo jumps to conclusions after her husband celebrates plant milestones. Continue reading

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