The Goal By Eliyahu M. Goldratt And Jeff Cox

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The Goal, by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox, centers on Alex Rogo who receives a visit by the division’s vice president, Bill Peach, in relations to some severely late orders. The division vice president also advises him of the state of the company he has been entrusted with. The company is losing money and Alex Rogo has a deadline of three months to fix whatever issues it has and turn a profit or close the facility.
In reading The Goal, as with any business, the goal is to make a profit now and be able to be effective and efficient in the future. One learning experience in this book is that when things look or appear to be in order there can still be issues lurking in the background that can tell a different story. In this man’s journey to getting the business back on track, there
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Communicating and including the employees may possibly bring resolutions quicker than trying to solve problems when you only have a surface view of the situation. No goal or vision can be driven or accomplished without those who do the jobs. The manager was forced to face that the robot system was not the effective power source; it was the employees. Usually, when new or upgraded technology is added to a system the expected result is an increase in production and profits. The employees are the monitors and operators who do what the robots cannot do. This can convert into an ill-advised mishap in judgment for businesses. This book recapped the significance of being involved and understanding processes and procedures. It seems that the manager was busy but not really involved with the company’s problems. Alex Rogo was not versed of the standing of the company in which he was assigned. He should have been able to assess the absence of change or the lack of variations: No layoffs, no changes in material cost, no noticeable effect of having a new automated robot system and late

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