Book Summary: The Goal

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Solomon Woldeamanuel
Professor Jess Marino
Bus 140
The Goal
The Goal was an interesting book to read about the production plant. Alex Rogo is the production manager, who is trying to save his plant, at least need to show some improvements within 90 days to keep it open. Alex's primary problem is that his plant cannot consistently get a quality product out of the plant on time at the cost that can beat the competition. His plant is losing money and if he cannot make it profitable, the management eventually will decide to close the plant. In his fight to save his plant, a physician, Jonah, helps him in achieving his objectives. Giving three month to turn the plant around, the plant manager turn to a manufacturing leader who has unique
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This is because to work in a team or in a company one of the main goal is there is some kind of input, then we need to process that input to get some kind of output. I am an MIS major but I will never know what kind of job I am gone be having or what kind of department I am gone be working. So knowing what throughput will help me to know the rate at which a system generates money through sales. As an MIS we may not deal with inventory directly but knowing about the inventory it will let us know about all the money that the company has invented in purchasing things which it intends to sell, so that may help us in making decision. Operational expense is the other principle that I can apply in my future job or even at my home, this is the money that the system spends in order to turn inventory into throughput. The other application is Bottleneck. I really like how Alex make connection with the Boy Scout hike and the manufacturing. All the boys were like the operation and walking the trial is the product. Each boys operate is dependent on the one in the front because they are following. Throughput is the rate at which the last boy finishes the trial. So this can tell us that we are having a bottleneck in our day to day activity. For example it can be at school or work people can work in different groups and all group members can deliver there finished task in different time so if there is some one that I not doing their task equally with the other team mate that means this one person is gone be the bottleneck. Because it gone affect all group and they may not finish the task on time. As a group it good to know and identify the bottleneck as soon as possible, because time is not our friends we need to figure out our weakness and fix it. So knowing all this key application it will answer the question in my future career? It will tell us what to change,

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