The haystack syndrome This user guide, and accompanying software, gives you an opportunity to test Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC). Presented in an enjoyable and easy to use format, this user guide and game puts you in charge of your own production plant (from purchasing raw materials to selling finished goods). You are lead through a series of 7 challenge games that teach the different aspects of the TOC processes and shows you how to repeat the successes achieved by plant manager Alex Rogo, as portrayed in the business book best-seller, The Goal.
A “must” for every manager concerned with meeting the challenges of the 21st century. You’ll see the differences between data and information in a new light, and understand precisely how misunderstanding those differences can affect the quality of your decision-making process. Starting with the structure of an organization, The Haystack Syndrome ends with a detailed description of the logic that must underpin the information system for any organization to maximize effectiveness.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
ELIYAHU M. GOLDRATT is an Israeli physicist, inventor, and philosopher whose unconventional approach to business management has made him one of the most sought-after consultants in the world today. Through his lectures and writings, as well as his work with such corporations as General Motors, Ford, Proctor & Gamble, and AT&T, Dr. Goldratt continues his crusade to teach businesses to re-examine their basic assumptions in order to compete effectively in the new global market place.