One of the most requested items has been a list of recommended reading and further resources to learn more about the philosophies, tools, and techniques that were used in the book. I consulted many sources for the actual planning and construction of the novel. I was trained as a Theory of Constraints Jonah, a kanban practitioner, and an acolyte in the Toyota Kata; I wove Visible Ops into the book. Here I’ve provided a list of these resources plus other guides to replicate the transformation that Bill pulled off with Erik’s help at Parts Unlimited.
The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement
Dr. Eliyahu Goldratt wrote his seminal book, The Goal: A Process of Ongoing Improvement, in 1984. It’s a Socratic novel about Alex Rogo, a ...