Monday, February 4, 2019

Book Club - The Goal

If you enjoyed the book The Bottleneck Rules, a longer version, in novel form, is The Goal by Eli Goldratt.

It's a manufacturing classic. The book follows the manager of a production plant with problems completing orders on time. By walking you through some counter-intuitive examples, you can see how a better manufacturing facility would work. One example? Not everyone in the factory should be busy every second of every day.

The book eventually reaches a point where it recommends three key metrics for a manufacturing plant: Throughput, operational expense, and inventory. These are the main items to keep an eye on to see if your factory is running well.

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