Essay on Review of "The Goal" by Eliyahu Goldratt

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“The Goal” – By Eliyahu Goldratt and Jeff Cox
“The Goal” is as it vividly explains, is a book on achieving goals. Eliyahu Goldratt, world famous Israeli physicist turned business consultant, the creator of the “Theory of constraints”, in his work “The Goal”, explains a lot about managerial skills, to achieve higher productivity and efficiency, in a simple and lucid manner.
Goldratt takes a very practical example of today’s world, an Engineer with an MBA degree, Mr. Alex Rogo, as his protagonist and his struggle to get a loss making company to a profit making one along with his family in the back-ground, obviously an important one, to explain the drudgeries of a manufacturing engineer’s life. Goldratt explains several management skills to
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He’s got just three months to prove his credibility as the Plant Manager to Bill Peach, the division Vice-President. He’s got a lot of issues with his workmen professionally because of the pressure from the top about getting the finished product shipped within the deadline and because of the blame games being played by all of his team members. Basically, he is heading a plant that is totally inefficient, not with inefficient people but with an inefficient system which he realizes later.
Alex meets Jonah, his favorite professor in school, surprisingly at an airport, during his rather traumatic phase of professional and family life. Jonah opens his eyes to a new world of constraints and variability. He tells Alex that he is actually heading a plant not with inefficient people but with an inefficient system. Jonah gets to know all this by just asking a few simple questions about Alex’s professional life
Jonah explains to him that productivity means achieving the goal. Every institution should have a goal; any improvement towards achieving the goal means increased productivity. He tells him that the goal of any organization or business is to make money, and everything done henceforth has to be money oriented.
Jonah explains to him the fact about constraints and variability. 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
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