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UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA Outreach Engineering Management EIN 6227 Fall 2008 Advanced Quality Management and Engineering for Business Processes Project: Executive Summary and Review of The Goal Due Date: Friday, October 3, 5 p.m. Read The Goal and provide an executive summary of the book. The summary should cover the main points of the process that Mr. Rogo and his team took to turn around the plant. In addition to the summary, answer the following questions. 1. Review the step-by-step approach implementing the Theory of Constraints (TOC) approach. In your opinion, which is the hardest step and why? 2. The first edition of this book was published in 1984. Are the lessons still relevant? Explain. 3. What is your biggest takeaway from this book and why? 4. The author claims that the TOC is hard for management to accept because the
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Unformatted text preview: results are contrary to common practice (i.e., 100% utilization may not be good). Which of these results, or measurements, or practices is the hardest to accept for management (in your opinion)? Explain. 5. There is an old saying that “if you measure it, they will do it.” How is this phrase related to the TOC approach? 6. As the demand on the system increased, problems arose in the plant – first diagnosed as moving bottlenecks. As the demand on any system reaches capacity, what are the keys to implementing TOC? 7. Would you have accepted the French order for $701 per part (Model 12)? Is the answer taken in the book always the correct answer? Explain. 8. Are there any flaws in this philosophy? State your perceived flaws, if any, and defend your answer....
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