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Supply Chain and Manufacturing in the News: May 2022 – Baby Formula, Food Supply Chains, Chinese Lockdowns, and American Semiconductor Production

Baby Formula Shortage Could Persist Until July: FDA Commissioner (ZeroHedge) May 27, 2022 Abbott said the plant is due to resume production on June 4, but previously noted it would take six to eight weeks for the products to arrive … Continue reading

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How was Goldratt’s The Goal Described on the Back Cover?

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Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is transforming management thinking throughout the Western world.  The author has been described by Fortune as a ‘guru to industry’ and by businessweek as a ‘genius.’ It is a book to recommend to your friends in industry – even to your bosses – but not to your competitors. Continue reading

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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 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

[Visit the full Chapter by Chapter Summary!][Watch a video summary of Chapter 37.][The Goal Ch 37 in 60s] We pick up the team where we closed out Chapter 36.  A set of Steps has been laid out on how to handle … Continue reading

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