on 26 August 2014
There are plenty of novels and theory books for TOC, by Goldratt and others, but there is almost a complete lack of books detailing how to implement the solution practically. This book makes a decent run of showing you how to go about implementing TOC in a manufacturing context, and is therefore well worth the read. It also has a large number of simple policies for implementation in a one-page format that I like, which can be used as the basis of your own policy if you wish.
With all that said, the printing quality was poor, with almost no margins around the text so you have to wrench the book open to read it. Also, some of the figures and policy documents are not printed clearly, making it hard going in places.
On balance it is worth the money, but don't expect an easy read.