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    "The Goal" written by Eliyahu M. Goldratt is an interesting business novel published in 1984. It tells us a story about how Rogo, the plant manager, saves the plant with the efforts of both his staffs and the consultant Johan. The plant keeps shipping order overdue and losing money, so the supervisor comes to Rogo and tells him to solve the problem within three months by increase the productivity and efficiency. Otherwise, the plant would be shut down. Rogo quickly finds out that the problem of the plant is the excessive material purchasing and producing decisions. Based on these wrong decisions, the plant’s inventory and operating expense keep at a high level, which constrains the plant’s cash flow. In order to change this situation,…

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    1. One key concept from The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt was the Theory of Constraints. This theory stipulates that every firm has at least one factor or constraint that prevents them from achieving their goal – which is typically profit. The main constraints plaguing Alex Rogo’s factory were the bottlenecks. In this novel, Mr. Goldratt lists his five recommended steps for managing constraints. In order, the steps are: Step 1: Identify the system’s constraint - In this step, a manager must…

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    The Goal Chapter Summary

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    I chose to read “The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement” by Eliyahu M. Goldratt because of its high esteemed recognition throughout the business world. This book introduced a new concept called the Theory of Constraints, as well as illustrating real life examples of bottlenecks and managerial issues that determine the success of a manufacturing company. The story revolves around Alex, a father and husband, who works as a manager of UniCo Manufacturing in charge of the injection molding…

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    Reflection Of The Goal

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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…

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    Made famous by Eliyahu M. Goldratt in his book The Goal, the implications of the theory are far reaching in terms of understanding bottlenecks to a process and better managing these bottlenecks to create an efficient process flow. To minimize constraints and work more efficiently towards accomplishing training goals, management can work through these five steps to fix the bottleneck: (1) Identify the system constraint, (2) Decide how to exploit the constraint, (3) Subordinate everything else to…

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    My Brilliant Career is a novel written by Stella Maria Miles Franklin. The text focuses around ideas of marriage, social inequities involving class and gender in Australian society and myths of Australian bush landscape during the 1890s. Using various narrative conventions such as characterization, symbolism and point of view, these ideas have been presented as elements of the Australian identity in the course of the era. My Brilliant Career is a testament of the courage and conviction of…

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    67). Alex then begins asking questions about whether labor should be included in inventory or operational expense, but Jonah’s answer just raised more questions. Jonah said that he decided to define inventory and operational expense the way that he did, because he felt that by not considering the value added to a product through labor, it eliminated the confusion of whether the money spent on that labor was an investment or an expense (Goldratt & Cox, 2004, p. 67). With that in mind, operational…

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    The goal is a novel that tells of plant manager, Alex Rogo who is having difficulties and trying to save his plant within a time frame of three months. The problem he was facing was that, he and his team were not able to consistently deliver product on time at a cost that beats their competitors. If by three months there was no change in terms of profitability, his boss threatened to close down the plant. In his struggle to save his plant, he was sent to Houston to be on a panel to talk about…

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    Case Study Of Bill Peach

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    He explains to Alex that a balance of the working of a system can never be attained and should not be tried to, for improved success. He explains that variability causes the organization to not use resources to full capacity. Jonah tells him to judge things after trying to find out the root cause of any problem. Goldratt gives a very simple illustration of trying to find the root cause of any problem and the importance of a leader to have the goal set and also getting to learn his team’s…

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    (A) -1 - Case Summery Roy Jackson has quite recently been moved on from business college and is currently at his first occupation as an area deals chief. He has an issue with one his top associates, a senior deals delegate, who has come to office inebriated for the third time this month. Roy is not certain what to do but rather gets direction from an intranet application on his PC, which conveys him to a short meeting between a worker and his administrator on medication/liquor misuse.…

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