Mentioned in the book The Phoenix Project I wanted to read this book because it was the first to combine a story and knowledge. The same management principles are explained for manufactoring as those explained in The Phoenix Project for IT.
It is all about the flow. Keeping the inventory low, the flow high and concentrating on the bottlenecks. All improvements aside the bottlenecks are useless. Not every working center needs to be busy all the time.
I enjoyed reading the story of the plant manager implementing these changes in his company. Goldratt is as a good story teller as a management counsultant.