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3.78  ·  Rating details ·  183 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
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 reader insight in how to initiate and extend a ...more
Paperback, 179 pages
Published January 1st 1996 by North River Press (first published January 1st 1986)
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Jul 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another excellent Goldratt book

Does an excellent job of expanding on the Drum-Buffer-Rope concept and application first mentioned in The Goal. It's a quick read that doesn't dive into the details of exactly how to identify constraints and other operational issues, but that makes it perfect as an introduction.
Jose Mari
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Feb 11, 2012 rated it it was ok
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.

All the other pages were empty.
Dec 03, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: business
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.
Salil Sathe
Oct 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
Nov 25, 2013 rated it it was amazing
A classic that deserves to be read, even if you have read Goldratt's The Goal.
Mohanakrishnan Nagarajan
Mar 22, 2012 rated it really liked it
If you have read GOAL, this is an interesting workbook.
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Eliyahu M. Goldratt was an educator, author, physicist, philosopher and business leader, but first and foremost, he was a thinker who provoked others to think. Often characterized as unconventional, stimulating, and “a slayer of sacred cows,” he urged his audience to examine and reassess their business practices with a fresh, new vision.

Dr. Goldratt is best known as the father of the Theory of Con
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