Provide a 5 pages analysis while answering the following question: The Goal by Eli Goldrat. Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide. An abstract is required. He, however, predicts a problem with high inventories and late shipping dates. He states that there is only one goal to achieve and anything that brings one closer to make it is productive and if it does not it is not productive. Alex discovers that the goal is money. He establishes a team including an accountant, an inventory control manager, and a production manager. They work together to make the plant profitable. Jonah helps Alex to build his management by first giving him three terms to help him that is throughput, inventories, and operating expenses. He then leaves Alex with a riddle on ‘dependable variables” and “statistical fluctuations”. He finally understands how they affected the production when he was acting as a troop master using the single file analogy.
When he puts the slowest kid in front and relieves him off some extra weight in his backpack. The kid’s productivity increased which in turn increased the throughput of the whole team. Alex understands their application during a dice game or matches bowl experiment that when they increase performance decreases and inventories and operating expenses increased in a balanced plant. Jonah introduced Alex to the concept of bottlenecks and non-bottle necks. He gets an order to ship a thousand products. he breaks them into batches and ships 250 each month for four months. Alex improves on finding solutions to problems and he discovers an effective way to manage the three plants that are under him by asking three questions of what to change? What to change to? In addition, how to change? The skills needed to answer them are the essential elements of a good manager.
The overarching theme of the whole book is that the production process focuses on one goal, and that goal is making money. This is important in supply chain management as the entire process is to ensure an increase in revenues for the company. .