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Isn't It Obvious?

4.09  ·  Rating Details ·  307 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
This book does for retail what Goldratt's International best-seller did for manufacturing. A breakthrough solution is exposed when some unexpected events force Caroline and Paul, a married couple working for their family's retail business, to make a few small changes in the way things are done. A solution that propels the family's regional chain of stores into a very ...more
Paperback, 232 pages
Published November 5th 2009 by North River Press (first published 2009)
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Michael Fruergaard
Jul 26, 2011 Michael Fruergaard rated it liked it
23.03.2010. 232p. A bit too obvious :-)
Rebekah Johnson
Nov 21, 2016 Rebekah Johnson rated it it was ok
It was a quick and easy read, but not a very enjoyable one.
Paula
Jun 09, 2012 Paula rated it liked it
Ok. One of the things I enjoy about Goldratt (and his co-authors) is their ability to share a story, boil relatively complex issues and problems down to their most simple elements, and then present a roadmap to resolution. "Isn't It Obvious" accomplished the frist three, but was rather lacking in the roadmap description/story. Perhaps the next edition of this book will be "Isn't It Blindingly Obvious"....
Jose
Jun 24, 2014 Jose rated it it was amazing
Have you read a book that gives you so much management wisdom without requiring so many hours to complete? This is that book. Another perfect example of the usage of story telling to convey management principles. If you manage some kind of inventory with a huge amount of SKUs and are trying to find ways to convince people to walk unchartered waters, this book can help guide you.
Rob
Nov 24, 2013 Rob rated it it was amazing
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Wow! A great book. Easy to read. Engaging. Thought provoking.
I loved the way this storyboard is so different from The Goal. Getting a different approach to solving a crisis makes a different style that keeps its freshness. This isn't better than The Goal or other works on TOC by Goldratt. Just different which adds to the enjoyment of learning!
Dharma K
Apr 11, 2014 Dharma K rated it really liked it
Interesting book which explains the concept of higher inventory turnover on profits using improved logistics in true Goldratt style.
Also similar to Japanese logistics and inventory management , kanban, pull system, making what you sell and ordering what you need.



Gabriel Pinkus
Nov 10, 2015 Gabriel Pinkus rated it it was amazing
Awesome story of a textile retailer which implements the theory of constraints and improves ROIC to over 100% while competitors don't have the competence to implement the strategy (it is complex and unconventional).

Almost too good to be true.
Jeremy
Nov 20, 2010 Jeremy rated it liked it
Good book outlining the do's and don'ts of supply chain management. Not my favorite Goldratt book but worth reading, especially if you deal with the topic.

This is an easy read (couple of days) and is worth the time.
Josh Marshall
Jul 06, 2014 Josh Marshall rated it really liked it
Was giving to me by a co-worker. I absolutely loved this book. It was extremely easy read because it was almost exactly what my company went through with our backstock program (without the sprinkler system break. lol).
Mohanakrishnan Nagarajan
Good one. Although not in the league of the previous works by Goldratt. Some excellent sparks on Inventory Turns and Logistics
Cheryl
Jun 02, 2016 Cheryl rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great advice

Practical story application to what could be a confusing topic is made easy to understand with this book. Thank you
Ronak Banker
Sep 02, 2013 Ronak Banker rated it really liked it
The concepts of logistics etc. (which can be quite boring otherwise) have been presented in a really interesting way.
Lydson San Miguel Garcia
Jun 22, 2014 Lydson San Miguel Garcia rated it it was amazing
I love all that Goldratt writes.
This is a good job. All manager should read it to to understand better what they apply.
Rick Yvanovich
Absolutely brilliant. As enjoyable as The Goal, but for Retail. A must read for those in the retail business.
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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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