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Goldratt’s The Goal: Just the Plot – Chapter by Chapter, Scene by Scene

Bucky Burnside’s vendor, Unico, is behind on a part. He’s upset, it’s 10 PM – and his buddy, Bill Peach can’t get his plant manager – Alex Rogo – on the phone, because Rogo and his wife are fighting. Continue reading

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The Goal Best Summary

Alex fixes his troubled plant with the help of his mentor, Jonah, who uses the Socratic method to explain a problem solving system.  The method they use is the Theory of Constraints that was created by the author – Eliyahu … Continue reading

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The Most Popular Guides to Goldratt’s The Goal

“Whenever people are not doing the obvious – it is my job to find the missing piece of the puzzle.  Something is missing.  What is it?” 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: Based on Teamwork & Data

Goldratt takes several approaches to showing how Constraints impact a plant and even personal lives. Several approaches are used to educate the reader; Jonah serves as a mentor to Alex Rogo, educating him on what is going on. Rogo adopts … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 40 – Culture and Constraints

[Dig deeper with the full Chapter-by-Chapter Review of The Goal.][Watch a video that covers Chapter 40.] Like Chapter 39, I find this final chapter unsatisfying. It must have been hard for Goldratt to bring the book to a close.  The … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 39 – Planning

[The fastest way to read The Goal, and the absolute fastest way to learn The Theory of Constraints.][Watch a video summary of Chapter 39.] The plant is having hiccups.  Rogo is no longer the plant manager and has to help at … Continue reading

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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

[Visit the full Chapter by Chapter Summary!][Watch the video summary of Chapter 36.] 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 … Continue reading

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