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The Goal – Chapter 37 – Constraint Rules

We pick up the team where we closed out Chapter 36.  A set of Steps has been laid out on how to handle new situations. Highlights 1. IDENTIFY the system’s constraint( s). 2. Decide how to EXPLOIT the system’s constraint( … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 36 – Five Steps to The Goal

Again the chapter opens in a meeting, but this time Rogo’s spider sense about the state of the plant foreshadows a re-evaluation of Jonah’s teachings. Highlight STEP 1. Identify the system’s bottlenecks. [Constraints!] STEP 2. Decide how to exploit the … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 34 – Promotion and Reflection

Rogo’s promotion leads to an interlude where he sits with his team and reflects on what he will need to do in his next job.  This chapter feels like a fantasyland in 2018 – I’ve never had this luxury between … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 33 – Sales & Growth

Rogo works with his team to anticipate what will be needed to succeed in his next job.  This chapter is full of Goldratt wisdom. Highlight “We re-engineered the deal; we came back with a counter-offer that was feasible and that … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 32 – Change Management

The chapters after 31 are really a resolution to the book.  Rogo was promoted in 31.  The plant is in good shape.  These final chapters focus on laying out the ‘Rules around Constraints’ and show how Rogo takes his epiphany … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 31 – Defending Performance and a Promotion

Hilton Smyth’s interrogation opens the chapter.  Rogo avoids taking the bait on multiple taunts and attempts to explain what he has done to turn around the plant. Highlight “Activating a resource and utilizing a resource are not synonymous.” This is … Continue reading

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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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