The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - Revised 3rd Edition

by Jeff Cox
Read by Ensemble Cast
with Jeff Cox

Highbridge Company | August 7, 2006 | Audio Book (CD)

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - Revised 3rd Edition is rated 4.6667 out of 5 by 6.
Revised third edition!

Alex Rogo is the manager of a failing manufacturing plant who receives an ultimatum from corporate headquarters: Turn the situation around in three months or the plant will be scrapped. With help from a mysterious mentor, Rogo discovers a revolutionary new way to do business-a way for people in any field of endeavor to increase productivity, profitability, and personal fulfillment.

A business book disguised as a novel, a love story about the manufacturing process, and an exhilarating adventure in human potential, The Goal is changing how America does business. First published in 1984, it became an underground bestseller; today it's used by thousands of companies and taught in hundreds of business schools. Includes the author's personal story, "My Saga."

This third edition includes case study interviews. Professional readers recreate interviews that David Whitford, Editor at Large with Fortune Small Business, conducts with the author Eli Goldratt and with business professionals from General Motors, Thomson-Shore, Security Federal Banks and others who put the principles of The Goal into action.

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 6 × 5.06 × 1.15 in

Published: August 7, 2006

Publisher: Highbridge Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598870645

ISBN - 13: 9781598870640

Found in: Structural Adjustment

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from A must read for any Company struggling This book, a business text disguised as a novel, is based on Goldratt's system, which essentially, forces production managers and workers alike to coordinate their work with an underlying principle in mind. This principle is that 'bottlenecks' are what constrains the manufacturing environment. The Goal shows that businesses weighed down by old habits can be profitable when fresh mathematical methods are implemented with much persistence from everyone in the corporation.
Date published: 2002-01-27
Rated 4 out of 5 by from The Goal The Goal is a great book for people of all occupations and levels. It is very effective in getting the main points across in a very easy going manner. Its fast paced and with the times. It keeps the reader interested.
Date published: 2001-04-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Goal This novel is right on the mark. Following the ficticious character Alex Rogo is like following the GM of any major manufacturer. The insights that are presented to the reader transend common sense and enter into the universal truth. Excellent and necessary!
Date published: 2001-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent despite the love story angle Having never stepped into a factory, I found the task of reading the Goal daunting. However, Goldratt's descriptions of the process flows, controls, the roles of the people and the workers are excellent and are basic enough to make sense to anyone without blue collar experience. The love story? A bit too much. Still, the book could have done without the love angle and is still a practical "how to" book for anyone entering into the world of manufacturing.
Date published: 2000-12-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from AU Coach The Goal is a business text disguised as a novel about new global principles of manufacturing that have a much broader application than the just the factory setting. It is about overcoming the barriers to making money. The book introduces the Theory of Constraints and the fundamentals of identifying and solving the problems created by constraints. It is used by thousands of companies and hundreds of business schools. The Economist states that this is "the one management book (managers) have actually read from cover to cover."
Date published: 1999-11-26
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good Deductive Reasoning This book is a compelling read made worthwhile by the insights it provides into why we often have difficulty solving problems. Often, problems which appear to be resolvable, elude solutions. This book provides a good readable (due to it's being written as a novel) approach on how to practically solve a faulty systems analysis. Although the material may be somewhat familiar to readers of managerial practices of the last 5 years or so, it is still aworthwhile read.
Date published: 1998-12-11

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The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - Revised 3rd Edition

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement - Revised 3rd Edition

by Jeff Cox
Read by Ensemble Cast
with Jeff Cox

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 1 pages, 6 × 5.06 × 1.15 in

Published: August 7, 2006

Publisher: Highbridge Company

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1598870645

ISBN - 13: 9781598870640

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Revised third edition!

Alex Rogo is the manager of a failing manufacturing plant who receives an ultimatum from corporate headquarters: Turn the situation around in three months or the plant will be scrapped. With help from a mysterious mentor, Rogo discovers a revolutionary new way to do business-a way for people in any field of endeavor to increase productivity, profitability, and personal fulfillment.

A business book disguised as a novel, a love story about the manufacturing process, and an exhilarating adventure in human potential, The Goal is changing how America does business. First published in 1984, it became an underground bestseller; today it's used by thousands of companies and taught in hundreds of business schools. Includes the author's personal story, "My Saga."

This third edition includes case study interviews. Professional readers recreate interviews that David Whitford, Editor at Large with Fortune Small Business, conducts with the author Eli Goldratt and with business professionals from General Motors, Thomson-Shore, Security Federal Banks and others who put the principles of The Goal into action.

About the Author

Jeff Cox is the author of 17 books on food, wine, and gardening, including From Vines to Wines and Cellaring Wine. He is a contributing editor to The Art of Eating and The Wine News and is a frequent contributor to Decanter. He has been the host of two television series, Your Organic Garden on PBS and Grow It! on HGTV. Cox lives in Kenwood, California.

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Jeff Cox is the author of 17 books on food, wine, and gardening, including From Vines to Wines and Cellaring Wine. He is a contributing editor to The Art of Eating and The Wine News and is a frequent contributor to Decanter. He has been the host of two television series, Your Organic Garden on PBS and Grow It! on HGTV. Cox lives in Kenwood, California.

ELIYAHU M. GOLDRATT is an Israeli physicist, inventor, and philosopher whose unconventional approach to business management has made him one of the most sought-after consultants in the world today. Through his lectures and writings, as well as his work with such corporations as General Motors, Ford, Proctor & Gamble, and AT&T, Dr. Goldratt continues his crusade to teach businesses to re-examine their basic assumptions in order to compete effectively in the new global market place.

Editorial Reviews

"...a good story and a captivating format for serving up the author's message."