The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement


The Goal is a very compelling novel. Novel, HUH!?! ...Yes! Business Novel! Who ever heard of a novel about a production plant? Well, Eli has made the production managers have quite an epiphany. In one book he might have changed the whole world of cost accounting. Eli approached the production world with a common sense view. Using just one goal, making money, he referenced every activity to it. Eli said, "I view science as nothing more than an understanding of the way the world is and why it is that way." You see, Eli is a physicist, and in being one, has to understand why things work the way they do. His common sense approach is illustrated beautifully in this novel. He has looked at cost accounting from the outside and has developed a whole new system because of it.

Everyone from accountants to production managers to CEO’s should read this book. Because of its fundamentals, it should be part of the curriculum of every accounting program. This novel has and continues to help the industry to make strides toward continuous improvement.





Meet me on March 15th  for a discussion of the book  'Good to Great'

Make sure to pick up February's book "The Goal" by Eliyahu M. Goldratt and Jeff Cox . Purchase here