La meta: un proceso de mejora continua. Front Cover. Eliyahu M. Goldratt, Jeff Cox. North River Press, – Business & Economics – pages. Eliyahu M. Goldratt,. Jeff Cox. · Rating details · 45, ratings · 1, reviews. Written in a fast-paced thriller style, The Goal is the gripping novel which is. La Meta by Eliyahu M Goldratt, , available at Book Depository with free By (author) Eliyahu M Goldratt, By (author) Jeff Cox.

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Managers will recognise many of the problems that Alex encounters as, although part of this fiction, they belong to the real world rather than the theoretical text books that they may be used to reading. Open Preview See a Problem?

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt

No trivia or quizzes yet. I was ocx any good at Maths in school and so it was from this book that I learnt that when looking at figures if the answer looks wrong, what you need to do is think about the assumptions rather than just check the u. I really enjoyed listening to the audible version of this book and I would also argue that there’s a lot to take from this book, even if you’ve already read “The Phoenix Project”.

Dec 10, Nick rated it it was ok. Jul 31, Eric Shamow rated it really liked it. Dedicate people full-time to those processes.

Each problem is broken down into its simplest components so that the real priorities are easily identified and dealt with. Oct 08, Lance Greenfield rated it really liked it. It seems as though Alex may have inadvertently used some of what he learned from Eliyahu–er, sorry, Jonah–with his wife.


On the brink of failure, Alex seeks help from his former professor Jonah, who through the Socratic method makes Alex figure out what’s amiss in the plant and puts him on the path to discovery. It is hard for me to find the ejff tone to review this book, perhaps I’ll open by saying that of all the business books I’ve read this remains the most approachable, and possibly also gpldratt best value for money once the case studies in the interview with the author at the end of the book are taken into account.

Although this story is set within a manufacturing environment, its vocabulary can be easily abstracted to todays IT organisations.

It’s a business classic- first published in – but still relevant as it gets at the fundamentals. Instead he turned it around with help from a colleague Jonah. His factory is rapidly heading for disaster.

View all 3 comments. This work demonstrates the universal power of a story to relate timeless insights to a group and challenges leaders to use this as a tool in pro-dev for their teams. The latter portion of the book view spoiler [after Alex is promoted to division head and can’t optimize a single plant, but needs to figure out how to optimize as a manager hide spoiler ] starts to address how to apply Theory of Constraints beyond the operations of a plant to more generalized management.

It sounds like “cost accounting” fit into that bucket. Literally surprised at how original the book is nearly after 30 years of publication.

The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement

A market strategy predicated on a loving relationship with their funders. An event, or a series of events, must take place before another can begin Next stop is “Beyond the Goal” P.

It was mentioned in one of my business classes as a good story example of changing and coming to conclusions about what’s working and what’s not in a plant jecf. The book revisits what the goal of a business should be and what is important to measure and control to achieve that goal.


Trivia About The Goal: Having said that, towards the end the book just drags you. Did we reduce number of people on payroll?

La Meta : Un Processo de Mejora Continua

However, as a teaching aide it’s clear what’s being taught and the chapter on the scout trip is a highlight. The story is far from dull and is easy to read and to understand.

The book will give you some hope that a hopeless situation can be turned around with a little ingenuity. In short, to optimize money earned, increase throughput, decrease operating expense and decrease inventory. Goldratt demonstrates that even fictional storytelling proves a powerful coc for describing the human dimension of leadership as well as the scientific processes and critical thinking models often dryly outlined in organizational psychology texts.

If there’s one thing I’m clear on, it’s that I’m very dubious about business novels, in the same way that I am about musical theatre. I was pleased to see it on my new boss’s desk! Reading this piece and looking at how Kanban is frequently implemented might give you some eye-opening moments… This book is like subpar fan-fic for operations meat.

On the other hand there’s a more basic reason why I like it. The book explained how a plant manager, Alex almost fail his company. Jan 09, Pin Zhou rated it really liked it.