Monthly Archives: September 2018

The Goal – Chapter 23 – Goldratt on Data Collection

Mike Haley’s forearms are huge and from his role as second shift he makes major contributions to freeing up the plant’s constraint at the furnace. Nakamura, Rogo’s faithful data analyst, is doing whatever he can create usable information. Highlight “And … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 22 – Constraint Tactics

This chapter starts and ends at the plant. Most of the dialog is about pragmatic implementation of Theory of Constraints principals. Highlight “I want recommendations on offloading the bottlenecks ready for our Wednesday staff meeting.” Rogo doesn’t solve the problem … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 21 – Working the Constraint

Alex asks Julie on a date – it is touching. The plant is learning how to focus on constraints. Highlight When you’ve finished the bottleneck parts, you can go back to what you were doing before. The right to work … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 20 – Bob Donovan Coaches Change, Julie Rogo Waffles

“Why don’t we go ahead with the easier things right away and see what kind of effect they have while we’re developing the others.” Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 19 – Change

Rogo begins the chapter at home and picks Jonah up from the airport. Highlight “Alex, there are two ways that the ideas I’m giving you won’t work. One is if there isn’t any demand for the products your plant makes.” … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 18

We start with grandma Rogo and move back to the plant for some inspection and review of lines and products. Highlights “I don’t know. We’ve never done it that way before.” Planning for a new product often identifies an optimal … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 17 – Dependency in the Plant

[Click for a chapter-by-chapter summary of the whole book.] We start at the Rogo home, then move to the plant where a subassembly needed by Smyth requires attention. Page by Page P124 – “Even I know how to make pancakes.” … Continue reading

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