Tag Archives: Theory of Constraints

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. Like Chapter 39, I find this final chapter unsatisfying. It must have been hard for Goldratt to bring the book to a close.  The character and plot arcs through the … Continue reading

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The Goal – Chapter 39 – Planning

The plant is having hiccups.  Rogo is no longer the plant manager and has to help at a higher level.  This chapter lacks the ‘aha’ moments that have driven the cadence of the book until now. It seems our author, … 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!] 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!] … 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 34 – Alex Rogo’s Promotion and Reflection

For more context, visit the full page-by-page, chapter-by-chapter review. 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 … Continue reading

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