Recommended by Ram Sareen, Founder and CEO of Tukatech; Devadas PM, GM – Operations Excellence, Madura Clothing; and Dr. Rajesh Bheda, CEO and Director, Rajesh Bheda Consulting
Why to read ‘The Goal’?
The Goal talks about ongoing improvements in the light of ‘Theory of Constraints’. Unlike most of the management books which are academic in narration, The Goal takes a storytelling approach to decipher the concepts of operations management through its protagonist Alex Rogo, Plant Manager at UniCo Manufacturing. Alex has only three months to turnaround the plant’s unreliable and unprofitable performance, and avert the plant’s acquisition. The book goes on to point out the role of bottlenecks (constraints) in a manufacturing process, and how identifying them not only makes it possible to reduce their impact, but also yields a useful tool for measuring and controlling the flow of materials.
Excerpts: “Adopting ‘making money’ as the goal of a manufacturing organization looks like a pretty good assumption because there isn’t one item on that list that’s worth a damn if the company isn’t making money.”