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Summary of The Goal: Process of Ongoing Improvement The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement is a novel by Dr. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, originally published in 1984. Dr Eliyahu is the originator of the the Theory of Constraints (TOC), Optimized Production Technology, Drum-Buffer-Rope, Critical Chain Project Management (CCPM) and other TOC derived tools. The book starts with narrating pathetic situation in the badly managed manufacturing plant where the managers are surrounded by challenges of imposed by modern day manufacturing plant like ever demanding management that works with bad procedures, overconfidence in technological advancement as a means to increased efficiency; unsatisfied customers because of delay in product delivery. Their jobs are in threat and their family life is full of tension. . The book tells us the story of a plant manager, Alex Rogo. Alex is an industrial engineer with an MBA in charge and manages the injection molding manufacturing part of the plant. Alex is ideal for the job but if he does not learn how to run his plant efficiently, and since the plant is neither productive nor profitable, Alex has three months to show some improvements or the plant will be shut down. Alex's primary problem is that his plant can not consistently get a quality product out of the plant on time at the cost that can beat the competition. Alex’s boss, the Division Vice President, Mr. Peach called a meeting for all plant managers and his staff. At the meeting everybody found out how bad things are and given goals to achieve for the next quarter. While at this meeting, Alex was thinking back on
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This note was uploaded on 04/27/2010 for the course GSM 5660 taught by Professor Ahmad during the Fall '10 term at Zhejiang University.

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The Goal summary - Summary of The Goal: Process of Ongoing...

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