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The Goal – Chapter 11 – Dependent Events & Statistical Fluctuations

Chapter 11 starts with a rushed packing at home and a speedy trip to visit with Jonah at a NY Hotel.  In my first reading of The Goal, this was my eye opening chapter, because it highlights two concepts I … Continue reading

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Goldratt’s Major Concepts in The Goal: The Foundations of Theory of Constraints

The major concepts that Goldratt places in Rogo’s hand to explain and solve problems are; Goals, Constraint, Dependence, Fluctuations, Metrics, Batch Size, Throughput Accounting, Priority and Local Optima (a trap to be avoided).   Continue reading

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Goldratt’s The Goal: Chapter by Chapter Review

Written in 1984, The Goal lays out Eliyahu Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (“ToC”) in the format of a novel.  ToC was first used into improve production plant manufacturing, but as Goldratt and his co-author Jeff Cox show in The Goal – … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 38 – Marginal Profits and Change

Rogo hits on two fundamental truths while working with marketing to achieve his growth goals; 1/ marginal profitability should guide plant economics, and 2/ change is often driven by those outside of a system.  These are major lessons in two … 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 17

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.” Sharon to Davey – it’s hard not to like … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 15 – Herbie and Teamwork

Rogo chaperones the scouts and reflects on the lessons he can apply from hiker speeds to his plant. Read 13 and 15 together. Teamwork isn’t an explicit thread in The Goal – but this chapter shows how Goldratt approaches the … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 14 – A Very Boring Dice Game

Still on his scout troop, Rogo creates a very boring dice game. This was one of Goldratt’s teaching methods. It is dull. Instead of reading the chapter, play the game on your own. Highlight And the system gets further and … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 02 – Defining Process

A page by page review of the highlights of Chapter 2 of Goldratt’s classic, “The Goal” which introduces the Theory of Constraints. #toc Continue reading

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Apple’s Watch – Offense or Defense?

Apple’s watch is the future of the company.  The watch will shrink in size, radio quality will improve, capabilities will grow and eventually watch revenues will pass the iPhone. No, no, no. Apple’s watch is a defensive play. Look for … Continue reading

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