Evaluation of "The Goal" Essay

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Subject: Your request for my evaluation of The Goal The novel called “The Goal” was written by Eliyahu M. Goldratt. He was born in Israel into a rabbinic family, and he went on to become a physicist. He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv University and his Masters of Science, and Doctorate of Philosophy from Bar-Ilan University. He is mostly known for his book “The Goal” and the creation of the Theory of Constraints (TOC). What qualifies him is his work experience with creative output a software company that makes software to help control and schedule resources through the production process. The co-author Jeff Cox was the creative writer that made it an interesting read. While Eliyahu M. Goldratt was the one who came up with the plot and the concepts that would be interwoven in to the story. He wrote the book as a way try and change the way that people thought about running a business being an art into thinking about running a business as a science instead. The main thing that he was originally trying to get people to do was to buy the software of the company that he was for which he was working. The Goal was about the efforts of a manager to save his manufacturing plant and therefore save his own job. He worked at it by asking for help from his old physics teach that became a business consultant, and found out that all he really needed to do was use common sense which according to the author is not really common at all. The first bit of common sense was about the measurements a plant should use. The measurements are throughput which is the rate at which the system generates money through sales, inventory which is all the money the system has invested in purchasing things that it intends to sell, and the last is operational expense which is all the money the system spends in order to turn inventory into throughput. Throughput is the

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