am 21. Februar 1999
The introduction of the theory of constraints through the book "The Goal" by Eli Goldratt, was like a rebirth in business analysis for me. Goldratt's book tickled my interest in learning more. Mr. Dettmer's book, Breaking the Constraints to World-Class Performance, is like a text book explaining the steps it takes to analyze problems using the TOC theory. The book makes you stop generalizing and start looking for specifics...each step of the way can be analyzed by management teams or employee groups to arrive at some consensus. A very highly readable book with a ton of information....the information isn't easy to implement, but it is surprising the solutions one comes up with!
am 19. Mai 1999
Bill Dettmer has written the best summary of Goldratt's Theory of Constraints and Thinking Tools that I've read. Dettmer's writing style is clear, easy to read, and loaded with examples. Physical bottlenecks are often easy to spot and fix, but policy and management practices are not. Dettmer's book primarily focuses on how to use the Goldratt's Thinking Tools to surface and eliminate the core problems behind almost any kind of constraint in the system, tangible or intangible. Teachers, consultants, and anyone interested in improving their systems and processes should read this book.