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Hourigan’s 2001 Review of Goldratt’s The Goal: Constraints in Context at the Management And Accounting Web (“MAAW”)

There are three top reviews for Eliyahu Goldratt’s classic book, The Goal: The Theory of Constraints Institute review A 2001 review of The Goal by Chris Hourigan from the University of South Florida for the Management And Accounting Web (“MAAW”) … 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

[Other Options – Major Concepts in The Goal, or The Most Popular Guides to The Goal] 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 … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 35 – Prediction and Practice

[The fastest way to read The Goal, and the absolute fastest way to learn The Theory of Constraints.][Watch a short video summary on Chapter 35.] We enter the chapter sitting with Rogo’s team in a meeting to prepare him for his … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 27 – More Vanity Metrics, 15% Better

[The easiest and fastest way to read The Goal, and the absolute fastest way to learn The Theory of Constraints.][Watch a video summary of Chapter 27.] Rogo delivers good results and commits to a 15% improvement. He stops to see Julie … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 23 – Goldratt on Data Collection

[The fastest way to read The Goal, and the absolute fastest way to learn The Theory of Constraints.][Video summary of Chapter 23.] Mike Haley’s forearms are huge and from his role as second shift he makes major contributions to freeing up … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 06 – Improving Metrics Create Visibility

[Click for a chapter-by-chapter summary of the whole book.] [Video summary of Chapter 6.] Chapter 6 takes us back to the plant, where our narrator meets with his controller to re-evaluate financial numbers.  Then he returns late to home where … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 04 – Introducing Jonah in an Airport Flashback

(Full Chapter by Chapter Review) (Video Review of Chapter 4) With Chapter 04, the reader is 10% in to Goldratt’s classic and the pattern and story structure are getting clearer. This is a two-week flashback to an encounter with a … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 03 – Awful Corporate Meeting

[Visit the full Chapter by Chapter Summary!] In the first two chapters, Goldratt has set the stage with a troubled plant combined with the demands of family life. Chapter 3 is short. Our narrator, Rogo, faces a dreaded event – … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 01 – Alex’s Production Site Fails

[This is #1 in a series covering all 40 Chapters – Visit the summary.] Chapter 1 of The Goal pulls the reader right in: Goldratt, the author – and creator of Theory of Constraints – sets the book in the … Continue reading

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