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Books on TOC, TOC Applications and the Thinking Processes

The Project Manifesto,
by Rob Newbold & Bill Lynch.

The Project Manifesto is an entertaining, insightful novel that presents four simple values that can transform your business and your life. It’s about managing projects, but it isn’t just for project management professionals. If you have ever wanted to get more done - at home or at work, on your own or with others - you can benefit from this book.

The Billion Dollar Solution,
by Rob Newbold

Through clear, concise descriptions of needed tools and measurements along with frequent real-world examples, this book shows how your company can dramatically improve the management of projects and resources. You’ll discover how you can elevate reliability, speed, and productivity in order to have a dramatic impact on your bottom line.

Be Fast or Be Gone,
by Andreas Scherer

The prize-winning Be Fast or Be Gone chronicles Mike Knight's struggles to help a pharmaceuticals company bring a life-saving medication to market in time to save his son.

Project Management in the Fast Lane,
Applying the Theory of Constraints

by Robert C Newbold.

This cutting edge, "how to" manual details proven methods for turning chronically late, over budget and underperforming projects completely around. The author provides clear guidance on making practical and powerful breakthrough changes to the way you manage projects. It includes a complete discussion of an approach pioneered by Dr Eli Goldratt called "Critical Chain Scheduling" - the most significant new development in project scheduling in the last 40 years.

27.50 incl. VAT (Hardback)

Critical Chain
by Dr Elyahu Goldratt.

Eliyahu Goldratt presents the powerful TOC solution for Project Management.

The Goal
by Goldratt & Cox.

A million copy management best seller, written in the form of a pacy novel. It describes the struggles of Alex Rogo to save his plant (a plant which most managers believe to be modelled on their own plants!). This book challenges may of the sacred cows of manufacturing (and many of those of cost accounting too!) and is required reading for manufacturing (and many other) courses throughout the world.

The Race
by Goldratt & Fox.

Often described as the textbook of The Goal. A detailed examination of some of the reasons behind the decline of western manufacturing industry. A consideration of the limitations of traditional measures of performance and their alternatives. Looks at the potentially damaging effects of inventory on throughput and the major ways of controlling it (MRP, JIT & DBR).

15.50 incl. VAT (Paperback)

The Haystack Syndrome
by Dr Elyahu Goldratt.

"We are drowned in oceans of data: nevertheless it seems as if we seldom have sufficient information". Starting from this assertion the first part of this remarkable book looks at the measures of success, debunks some common cost accounting measures and suggests some more global alternatives. The second part considers what is required of the architecture of an effective information system and the final part deals in detail with the scheduling problem. Not an easy read, but a goldmine nevertheless.

27.50 incl. VAT (Hardback)

It's Not Luck
by Dr Elyahu Goldratt.

As Alex Rogo, hero of The Goal and now promoted to executive vice-president of UniCo, grapples with problems at work and at home, we begin to understand the full scope of Eli Goldratt's powerful techniques. These were first presented in The Goal, the book that has already transformed management thinking throughout the Western world. The Goal told the story from the eyes of Alex Rogo while he struggled to find the solutions to save his plant. It's Not Luck looks from the eyes of a Jonah. It reveals more of the Thinking Processes and moves beyond The Goal by showing how to apply them on a comprehensive scale.

This book will challenge you to change the way you think and prove to you that it's not luck that makes startling improvements achievable in your life.

27.50 incl. VAT (Hardback)

The Theory of Constraints & Its Implications For Management Accounting
by Eric Noreen, James T Mackey & Debra Smith.

A fascinating, independent review of TOC by three of America’s most respected Professors of Accounting (Eric Noreen is also visiting professor at INSEAD (Fontainebleu). Sponsored by the IMA & Price Waterhouse this study provides an insight, not only into the application of DBR and the accounting implications but also an excellent description of the "Thinking Processes" of the Theory of Constraints and includes comments derived from a study of 21 US and European companies (case studies on 7 companies are included in the book). A mass of valuable material, not least for those who believe that Activity Based Costing (ABC) will help them (Read this book first!).

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Rob Newbold & Bill Lynch’s latest book, The Project Manifesto, is now available! Visit ProjectManifesto for  excerpts, blog, ordering information, and more.

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Rob Newbold’s book, The Billion Dollar Solution, is available! Visit            BillionDollarSolution  for excerpts, blog, ordering information, and more.

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Andreas Scherer’s book, Be Fast or Be Gone, is available! Visit  BeFastOrBeGone to learn more & for ordering information.

Events:                                          ProChain’s 15th Annual Critical Chain Conference on May 3-4, 2016 in San Diego was a great success. Join us next year for the opportunity to hear great presenters and network with experienced users.