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The Goal by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
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Jun 17, 12

Read in April, 2012

A long winded account of how to make money from factory operations which could have been condensed to a few chapters rather than embedded in a family epic tale. The central premise is to focus less on efficiency, utilization and cost per parts, and instead to focus on increasing throughput (dollars generated through sales), decreasing inventory (dollars invested in things intended to sell) and reducing operational expenses (dollars spent to convert inventory to throughput). This requires a focus on bottlenecks (phases in production with the least capacity) by increasing capacity to allow for a production buffer, reducing batch sizes, reducing defects, minimizing idle time, outsourcing and prioritizing work.
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