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Beyond the Goal: Theory of Constraints | [Eliyahu M. Goldratt]

Beyond the Goal: Theory of Constraints

Since it was first introduced in the multi-million-copy best seller The Goal, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC) has emerged as one of the most flexible and effective approaches to management and problem solving in the corporate world.
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Publisher's Summary

Since it was first introduced in the multi-million-copy best seller The Goal, Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt's Theory of Constraints (TOC) has emerged as one of the most flexible and effective approaches to management and problem solving in the corporate world. Now taught in business schools everywhere and successfully used in companies of all sizes around the world, TOC has changed the way a generation of professionals maximize profits and resources by focusing on and clearing the constraints that get in their way.

In Beyond The Goal, Dr. Goldratt elaborates on his profoundly influential theories in a straightforward, practical, and pragmatic presentation designed to help you put these powerful ideas to valuable use. Speaking with the brilliance and insight that has made him a sought-after teacher and top consultant, Dr. Goldratt addresses some of the most asked-about elements of understanding and applying TOC, including:

  • The basic assumptions of TOC
  • Why management assumptions must be changed to obtain lasting, bottom-line results
  • What is necessary and sufficient to establish a foundation for future success
  • The rules of operations, project management, and distribution
  • How to implement TOC as a holistic approach to continuous improvement

Whether you're new to Dr. Goldratt's philosophy, or a TOC veteran looking for fresh strategies for turning turn concepts into consequences, Beyond The Goal makes it abundantly clear why joining the Theory of Constraints revolution has never been easier, or more important for your company and your career.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

© Eliyahu M. Goldratt; (P)2005 Gildan Audio, a division of Gildan Media Corp.

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    Manoj Bensalem, PA, USA 09-10-08
    Manoj Bensalem, PA, USA 09-10-08 Member Since 2002
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    "Best Book on Supply Chain"

    I read the original book and now this one. It is good primer on the areas of MRP, ERP, Logistics, Supply Chains and Software. Goldratt is very opinionated and passionate. I have spent 10 years being a consultant to many companies in the same fields and I can confirm that he is the very best in this speciality. He is the Peter Drucker, Tom Peters and Stevan Covey combined for the Supply Chain space. I wish audible.com would introduce more Supply Chain and Project Management books such as this one.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    James Goodyear, AZ, USA 03-14-07
    James Goodyear, AZ, USA 03-14-07
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    "Sales pitch..."

    The audio book covers various examples and concepts of the goal, TOC, Critical Chain and concludes in an offer for consultants to help your company develop strategy alignment. It has an interesting dialog on complexity and how using the scientific method can help formalize the conflict (root cause) and overcome major obstacles (find the silver bullet). Fundamentally, it is a six hour sales pitch.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Justin Andover, KS, USA 03-16-07
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    "A fair listen"

    Book is ineresting but nothing compared to the Goal. The bar was set high!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Stephen west pymble, Australia 01-19-09
    Stephen west pymble, Australia 01-19-09 Member Since 2006
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    "Foolish Error"

    I am such a big supporter of Eliyahu Goldratt and he is an exceptional person. However this audio book is nothing short of a disgrace, for a smart guy he has an egotistically blind spot that is just sad. He is a terrible terrible terrible narrator and makes a good message awful, I think buying this book in audio format would be a terrible error.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin B Warwood 06-24-08 Listener Since 2007
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    "Time to employ a voice-over artist"

    With all due respect to Goldratt, I found it very difficult to understand him with his very strong accent. Time to employ a voice over artist.

    5 of 9 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer LEWISVILLE, TEXAS, United States 01-14-13
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    "Great Book"
    What made the experience of listening to Beyond the Goal the most enjoyable?

    I was hoping to hear more detail from him with all his experience. Not disappointed but a little under-satisfied.


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    Scott Highland Village, TX, United States 01-07-13
    Scott Highland Village, TX, United States 01-07-13 Member Since 2012
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    "A great companion to The Goal"
    What made the experience of listening to Beyond the Goal the most enjoyable?

    I listened to Beyond the Goal immediately following The Goal so the concepts were fresh in my mind. While the story format of The Goal made the concepts memorable and easy to understand, it was beneficial to have them laid out in a more formal presentation.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I would have liked to, though I think it would be a bit much to internalize all that is discussed. The presentations are divided in a way that makes it easy to pick up where you leave off. You may want to listen to this and set it aside for a few weeks before you listen again.


    Any additional comments?

    I actually enjoyed having Goldratt narrate the book despite some of the poor reviews. It was similar listening to speeches given by Reagan versus having them performed by someone else.

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    Bhavinkumar Malmo, Sweden 01-22-12
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    "Different from usual management books"
    What did you love best about Beyond the Goal?

    It has answers to many problems faced by each organization and they struggle to take an action to get organization back on track.


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    Robert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-24-08
    Robert Colorado Springs, CO, United States 04-24-08 Member Since 2006
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    "Good"

    Good book of leadership ideas.

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    Hunter los angeles, CA, USA 12-18-07
    Hunter los angeles, CA, USA 12-18-07
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    "Ugh"

    The man is obviously quite bright. Brighter than me I'm sure. His talks apply to plant production - producing something requiring quality control like a lamp or an auto part. Not relevent to customer service based or web based or even entertainment based businesses (intellectual property, etc.). He seems to be convinced that he himself is the sole, self enthroned revolutionary without whose work the world would be doomed to its "old ways" prior to his "groundbreaking" theory of constraints - critical "chain"(path). I'm sorry but i just don't get all the hype. He seems to drone on like some religious leader looking to found his own industrial hyper-productive cult. But it's chatter chatter chatter. I couldn't get past the fourth hour. Was highly turned off by his self aggrandizing and back patting. Skip it.

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    "More of a Lecture than a book"

    Whilst there is good material in this recording it very quickly gets old hearing the presenter refer to diagrams/charts you can't see as he is presenting live in front of an audience here ... The initial guidance says there are files that can be downloaded with the PowerPoint slides: I can't find them and got no response when I emailed audible to ask for them.

    If you like the late Dr Goldratt's self-assured delivery (i'm OK with it) you'll like this. For others a conventional book may be a better place to start

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