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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

We enter the chapter sitting with Rogo’s team in a meeting to prepare him for his next role in a promotion.  As noted in Chapter 34 – this really feels like a luxury in 2018! Highlights “His classification gave him the … 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 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 06 – Improving Metrics Create Visibility

[Click for a chapter-by-chapter summary of the whole book.] 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 he misses his daughter and … Continue reading

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

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 former professor. Rogo is on his way to a presentation … 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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