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    The book discussed the theory of constraints and how that theory changed the business world in America. The theory stated that every organization, does not matter how good they are, has partially one constraint that reduces its achievement. You can diminish constraints and work more professionally toward achieving your goals by working through these steps, identify the organization’s constraint, decide how to exploit the organization’s constraint, subordinate everything else to the above decision, promote the organization’s constraints, and the last step is if the constraint has not been achieve go back to step one. I use to work for Forever 21, a well-known clothing store. Many customers said I was lucky to work there because I got to see…

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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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    Herbie is a perfect illustration of a constraint in the book because he was slow. His slow nature made difficult for Alex to control the whole team. His slowness created gabs between him and the other boys in the line. Through the hike Alex learns a simple process that will help him turn his plant in the right direction. The example also highlights dependable events and statistical fluctuations. Statistical fluctuations mean that, most of the factors that are critical to operating a plant…

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    The concept of TOC is that every organization must have at least one constraint, which limits the organization from making money (Rattner). Gorldratt gives a three-step thinking process in the last chapter of the book to tell new manager how to implement the theory of constraint: step one – What to change?"; step two – "To what to change to?"; and step three – "How to cause the change? (Gorldratt) Finding the bottleneck, or as called constraint, can speed up manufacturing and increase throughput…

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    either of these categories. Alex needs to internalize these three measures to express his firm’s money making goal and for establishing operational rules for running his plant. UniCo seems to be selling a profitable product and still is unable to make money owing to the system’s constraint the bottleneck at the Bearington plant. Despite of operating business at full capacity, Rojo’s plant is not able to increase throughput, because Alex and team is unaware of system's constraint and continue to…

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    Billy Google Reflection

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    Summary; The watches' salesmen Billy McMahon and Nick Campbell lose their jobs when the company where they work is sold for losing market for the cellular. Billy and Nick do not have skills but Billy fills the application for a summer internship at Google. The candidates are divided into groups and Billy and Nick join the team of outcast. Now they need to win the tough competition against brilliant college students to be definitely hired by the company. Characters; Vince Vaughn - Billy McMahon…

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    bottleneck in the Perfect Financial Review and how the Theory of Constraint can be used to identify and resolve the problem. The Major Bottleneck The Perfect Financial Review skill building process is a layered learning approach that involves approximately thirty-eight steps. Although the process is pretty straightforward,…

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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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    discovers that his plant is a manufacturing disaster. Despite the fact that the company is equipped with all the latest technology and competent staff, almost all of their orders are delayed by weeks at a time, the plant is constantly running a loss, and everyone seems to be overworked. Alex is given three months to turn his plant around and with the help of Dr. Jonah, an old college professor, he is able to expand his way of thinking. “The Goal” is very different from your typical…

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    In this theory, Goldratt explains throughput is determined by few factors. They depend up on the environment of the production system, sometimes internally or externally. Internal problems are related to production, purchasing, warehousing, company policies etc and external issues are related to distribution system. Traditionally “push system” was used to increase the consumption level, but Goldratt’s view point on “Pull System” focus on the small replenishment of product demand based on the…

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