THE GOAL: A Process of Ongoing Improvement by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
“A survey of the reading habits of managers found that… the one management book they have actually read from cover to cover is The Goal. —The Economist
“Goldratt’s system, in essence, forces production managers and workers alike to coordinate their work-with an underlying principle in mind: that ‘bottlenecks’… are what ultimately constrain the manufacturing environment.” —Business Week
“This theory provided a persuasive solution for factories struggling with production delays and low revenues.” —Harvard Business Review
“Like Mrs. Fields and her cookies, The Goal was too tasty to remain obscure. Companies began buying big batches and management schools included it in their curriculums.” —Fortune Magazine
“Anybody who considers himself a manager should rush out, buy and devour this book immediately. If you are the only one in your place to have read it, your progress along the path to the top may suddenly accelerate…one of the most outstanding business books I have ever encountered.” —Punch Magazine
“Goal readers are now doing the best work of their lives.” —Success Magazine
Critical Chain: A Business Novel by Eliyahu M. Goldratt
“Anyone who doesn’t snap up a copy is missing a wonderful opportunity for professional and personal development.” —Assembly
“This book is valuable to two main audiences: project managers and senior managers…useful for dealing with one of the most difficult and pressing management challenges: developing highly innovated new products.” —Harvard Business Review
“Eli Goldratt’s first novel,The Goal, shook up the factory floor… [In Critical Chain] Goldratt essentially adds a discipline for understanding what drives project performance and therefore what the focus of a project manager’s attention should be.” —Harvard Business Review
“Critical Chain will revolutionize project management.” —World Aero-Engine Review
Critical Chain Success Stories
• Harris Semiconductor built the first 8″ discrete power wafer fab plant in 13 months from groundbreaking to full capacity operation. That’s 33 months less than the industry standard.
• Better Online Solutions, Inc. was able to release a major software product nearly five months before the due date.
• Israel Aircraft Industries reduced the time required for aircraft major overhauls from 3 months to 2 weeks.