05/23/12--11:58: THE GOAL A PROCESS OF ONGOING IMPROVEMENT (REVISED, 20 ANNIVERSARY)[The Goal A Process of Ongoing Improvement.
The Goal is written by Dr. Goldratt, the person who has invented 'The Theory of Constraints'. The book describes the Theory of Constraints through the story of Plant Manager Alex Rogo Author: Eliyahu M.
Goldratt and Jeff Cox The story is about Alex Rogo, a manufacturing plant manager who works at a plant which is not performing well despite installing CNC robots. Alex wants to find the answer as to why his plant is not doing well despite all the automation. In his quest to find the answers he meets Jonah, his mentor.
Jonah tell him that he should work on the following factors in order to make his plant a profitable one: 1. Reduce Inventory 2.
Reduce Operating Expense 3. Increase throughput The Theory of Constraints has five distinct steps: 1. Identify the constraint 2. Exploit the constraint (or bottleneck) by keeping it running and maximize its output as much as possible 3. Get everything to run at a pace that keeps up to the bottleneck, to avoid inventory jams. Increase the throughput of the constraints no matter the costs since they limit the entire system throughput. Repeat with new constraints.
As constraints are improve, new constraints will emerge, repeat with these next. I highly recommend this book for every management student as well as any engineer working in the production & manufacturing sector. You May Like: • •.
Like the outstanding and best-selling business book upon which it is based, The Goal Movie (on DVD, Downloadable or Online streaming through TOC.tv) shares the inspiring story of Alex Rogo, who uses the principles of the Theory of Constraints like bottlenecks, throughput, and flow balancing to transform his mediocre division into a money-making machine. Alex and his team reject common 'nonsense' measurements and discover a commonsense, yet more effective approach to boosting the company's bottom line.
The movie brilliantly explains with day to day examples the concepts that boost performance in productivity. An example is the one in which Alex takes his son and a group of Boy Scouts out on a hiking expedition. Here Alex faces and learns to properly deal with a bottleneck, in the form of the slowest boy called Herbie, to significantly improve the performance of the system. Alex then shows how he applied those principles to his manufacturing plant. If you want to introduce the Five Focusing Steps, concepts of the Theory of Constraints, and their application to operations called Drum Buffer Rope, this is a painless way to do it. The Goal Movie 'How-to version' presents a very direct approach to ' this is how you do it'. This video takes the book and shows you how to put the concepts to work in your company.
Eliyahu Goldratt's The Goal is unusual among business management. The Goal is centered on a production manager named Alex Rogo who has three months to turn around a deficient, unprofitable manufacturing plant.
The Goal explains the 'Theory of Constraints'. Focuses on dealing with bottlenecks, the leverage point to increase productivity.
Rogo uses the. Coming up with answers to solve the plant's problems. One of the main obstacles standing in the way of implementing a major change is reaching a wall-to-wall agreement on the direction of change. A powerful tool to create such agreement is The Goal Movie: The How-To Version. The use of this video is not limited just to the beginning of the implementation process. Reaching agreement on the change in direction is not a one-time effort.
As the company moves in a new direction there will be some unavoidable diffusion. To prevent too much diffusion there is the need to repeatedly realign interpretations and periodically use the movie.