Reaching The Goal: How Managers Improve a Services Business Using Goldratt's Theory of Constraints

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by John Arthur Ricketts.

Published: 23 Oct 2007
ISBN: 978-0-13-256541-7

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 Managing services is extremely challenging, and traditional “industrial” management techniques are no longer adequate. In Reaching the Goal, Dr. John Arthur Ricketts presents a breakthrough management approach that embraces what makes services different: their diversity, complexity, and unique distribution methods.
 
Ricketts draws on Eli Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints (TOC), one of this generation’s most successful management methodologies...thoroughly adapting it to the needs of today’s professional, scientific, and technical services businesses. He reveals how to identify the surprising constraints that limit your organization’s performance, execute more effectively within those constraints, and then loosen or even eliminate them.
 
This book’s relentlessly practical techniques reflect several years of advanced IBM research and consulting with enterprise clients. Step-by-step, Ricketts shows how to apply them throughout your most crucial business functions...from project management to finance, process improvement to sales and marketing.
 
Whatever your role in improving service delivery, processes, or profitability, this book gives you the tools to reach your goals...and go beyond them 

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Managing services is extremely challenging, and traditional "industrial" management techniques are no longer adequate. In "Reaching the Goal," Dr. John Arthur Ricketts presents a breakthrough management approach that embraces what makes services different: their diversity, complexity, and unique distribution methods.

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