The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is transforming management thinking throughout the Western world.

Alex Rogo is a harried plant manager working ever more desperately to try and improve performance. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster. So is his marriage. He has ninety days to save his plant—or it will be closed by corporate HQ, with hundreds of job losses. It takes a chance meeting with a colleague from student days—Jonah—to help him break out of conventional ways of thinking to see what needs to be done.

The story of Alex's fight to save his plant is more than compulsive reading. It contains a serious message for all managers in industry and explains the ideas which underline the Theory of Constraints (TOC) developed by Eli Goldratt.

Title:The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780884271789
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  • Jan-Maat

    It is hard for me to find the right tone to review this book, perhaps I'll open by saying that of all the business books I've read this remains the most approachable, and possibly also the best value ...

  • Otis Chandler

    Great explanation of the theory of constraints and operations management. It's a business classic- first published in 1984 - but still relevant as it gets at the fundamentals. I almost removed a star ...

  • Nathaniel

    The best process improvement novel I've seen, this classic work explains the all-important Theory of Constraints through real life examples and a surprisingly good story. Most books of this nature are...

  • Simon Eskildsen

    This is to Systems Thinking what The Five Dysfunctions is to management: A peachy piece of fiction, packed with applicable lessons in the most enjoyable format you can imagine. While other systems thi...

  • Imran

    NOTESProductivity: to accomplish something in terms of a goal“The future of our business depends upon our ability to increase productivity”. -PeachWhat is the Goal?Original thoughtsIncrease produc...

  • Bjoern Rochel

    2nd read-through: I still love this book. Primarily because of its collaborative solution finding process and its vocalness against local optima. Also from a didactic perspective I think this is somet...

  • Elinor

    I have never been so excited to finish a book in my entire life. This book is like subpar fan-fic for operations enthusiasts....

  • Darcy

    Goldratt introduces the Theory of Constraints via this entertaining novel. I think this book is excellent if you are new to Operations. And I think the approach of telling a story rather reading a tra...

  • Brian

    (4.5) more interested in application to project development (vs repeatable manufacturing).I like the approach of 'discovering' the principles behind theory of constraints and how to optimize throughpu...

  • Sravya

    Great insights. I found the writing a bit boring. The interviews in the end were the best....