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    The Goal, story revolves around Alex Rojo -- the manufacturing plant manager struggling to save his UniCo plant located at Bearington, which is on the brink of shutting down. Alex is given 3 months to make the difference! As the novel begins, Alex deals with cost-cutting pressure, struggles to improve his production and shipping times and somehow is able to deliver the backlogged order, when pressed by his boss Mr. Peach. Alex is torn between professional and personal life issues, as he grapples to save his plant. In the end, Alex is successful in transforming his worst performing manufacturing plant into a profitable one with his mentor Jonah’s continuous support. Jonah prompts Alex that there is only one true goal of any business and it is to make money. Business won’t survive, if it’s not making money. Alex realizes that anything that brings them closer to this goal is being productive, and anything that doesn’t bring them closer to this goal is non-productive. Alex works with Lou, the plat controller to define and understand various ways they can achieve this goal, they conclude that they can meet this goal by increasing net profit, increasing return on capital investment and cash flow. But, according to Jonah, businesses make money by increasing throughput, by reducing inventory and by controlling operational costs (p. 60). Jonah redefines these three measures by challenging conventional status quo, he defines i) throughput as the rate at which the system generates…

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    to save his plant, he was sent to Houston to be on a panel to talk about robotics. On his way he meets his old physics teacher Jonah. Jonah explains to Alex that his plant was not being productive because they lost site on what is the “Goal” of any business. When the two met, Alex started to talk about their robots since that was his mission to Houston. However, Jonah asked him if these robots had increased their productivity. Alex explains to him that it has increased productivity about thirty…

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    Summary Goldratt

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    saw the vision he had for the plant. This made it easier for him to overcome the challenges and lead the plant to success. Organizations must therefore work towards increasing teamwork among its employees, from the top managers to the lowest ranking workers. Application of themes to life experiences There are numerous instances where I can apply the concepts taught in this book. The importance of increasing supply chain efficiency runs across different industries, making it imperative for all…

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    Peach Chapter Summary

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    Chapter One In this chapter Alex faced a problem with the plant he was working at. As we can saw, Mr. Peach the Division Vice President met Alex to discuss about the overdue shipping for a customer. It was not the first time this thing occurred, the plant had been delaying their shipping to the customer hence the plant is in a bad shape. Mr. Peach asked Alex to make sure that the shipping must be done today no more delaying as the plant is not getting productive. He asked Alex to make some…

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    Summary Of The Goal

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    The Goal, written by Eliyahu M. Goldrant and Jeff Fox, depicts real life experiences in a production facility through the perspectives of those in positions that vary from accountants to production plant managers to co-workers. The underlying messages and knowledge gained from this novel can be applied to multiple situations to yield a better outcome. The processes within a production plant can be broken down logically using good judgment provided the step by step within the reading. The…

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    Nowadays, when somebody mentions social media, most of us will appreciate it with our gorgeous words. We all love it because these social apps’ interactions can make us feel physically close with others, even if they happen over a screen, and that also is the point for Jenna Wortham, the author of the essay ‘‘I Had a Nice Time with You Tonight. On the app’’. As social apps’ appearance, it helps us solve several problems about long-distance communication, and we don’t need to be afraid the…

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    That day I decided to give it another shot of getting Blue out of his cage, so I did used a leather glove and took Blue out of his cage; although he still bite me but with the thickness of the glove I did not felt much pain. When I grabbed him inside his cage I was talking to him at the same time so he can learn my voice. I could feel Blue trembling in my hands and its blood beating through those feathers, its whole little body pulsing like a single heart. I did managed to keep it on my hand…

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    Growing up Ivy is a novel written by Peggy Dymond Leavey and is just as the title states. The novel is written from a third-person point of view, limited to Ivy Chalmers, the protagonist of the story. Part one of the novel has been primarily about the life of Ivy. Ivy Chalmers is a bright twelve-year old girl who is going through a tough point of her life, she is sent by Frannie, her mother, to stay with her caring grandmother, in Larkin, Ontario, while Frannie leaves Toronto, to go to seek an…

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    with the author, it has been noticed that those teens are having a hard time while switching from a colloquial context to Standard English. I personally understand that this can happen; being that young, students are likely to adapt themselves with the ambiance they are. Nevertheless, I also believe that parents, the ones responsible for their children, could be administrating these students’ time on the social media and hence requiring of them a little more maturity on what they post.…

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    In hindsight, it does appear a bit cowardly, but that is the point exactly. It is ok to indulge in these enjoyments; however, it is more difficult to monitor the amount of time that you should spend on these types of things. Once someone invest a certain amount of time into something they genuinely enjoy, they begin to “weigh” that activity in comparison with other things they may consider doing instead of that activity. Naturally, if it is easier to make friends online you will choose to make…

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