Alex Rogo is a plant manager who is continually fighting to meet the output requirements of his business. There are ongoing conflicts between marketing, accounting and production in the organization.
Through some suggestions from Jonah, a friendly management guru, Rogo learns to identify and manage the problem areas in the operation.
Specifically, Rogo identifies production bottlenecks that are the critical points determining the rate of production of the operation. Then he develops strategies for overcoming or living with the bottlenecks.
A bottleneck is actually fairly easy to identify. In a manufacturing environment, walk down the line until you meet a big stack of product waiting to continue along the process
Alex revitalized by the inputs from Jonah sets on the mission with his team comprising of Lou, Bob, Stacey & Ralph. As they probe deeper into the statistics of the factory they identify several gross mistakes which should have been avoided at any cost for surviving in the market. Bottlenecks are identified and new systems like the Card system are introduced to differentiate between the critical and non-critical components. As time passes by the
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