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3.75 of 5 stars 3.75  ·  rating details  ·  126 ratings  ·  6 reviews
The graphics and accompanying text reveal the implications that stem from the shop floor to our standard of living. The Race allows you to derive a superior system, Drum-Buffer-Rope, for generating logistical improvement. It also shows you how to focus these improvements so they are optimal and not just local. The epilogue and appendix quizzes will give the thoughtful read ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published December 1st 1986 by North River Press (first published October 1986)
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If you do not like the humanistic method of communicating the principles of the Theory of Constraint, this is your version of how the concept is explained. This book uses a textbook approach that may appeal to people who prefer rote learning.
Salil Sathe
Its like a presentation version of the goal. Crisp and to the point. Liked it but not loved it mainly because 75% of the matter discussed in this book is earlier covered in the goal. But still the way in which the concepts are explained is just fabulous and hence the four stars.
This book is like a slide presentation with presenter's notes. It covers the same material that the book "The Goal" covers.
The material is good, but I am rating it 2 stars because it is repetitive if you've already ready other Goldratt books.
The most interesting part of this book was reading a description of how Japanese companies innovated into lean methodologies long long before the rest of us had heard/formalised those methods.

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A classic that deserves to be read, even if you have read Goldratt's The Goal.
Mohanakrishnan Nagarajan
If you have read GOAL, this is an interesting workbook.
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Eli Goldratt is an educator, author, scientist, philosopher, and business leader. But he is, first and foremost, a thinker who provokes others to think. Often characterized as unconventional, stimulating, and "a slayer of sacred cows," Dr. Goldratt exhorts his audience to examine and reassess their business practices with a fresh, new vision.

He obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from Tel Aviv
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