Tag: Eli Goldratt

  • The Origins of Method R

    The Origins of Method R

    This thing called “Method R” is a method for optimizing the performance of a system. The reason Method R is special is that it is itself optimized—it is designed to keep you from wasting your time. This article is about where Method R came from. In the Beginning… In the 1990s, the world was a boomtown for Oracle.…

  • The Algorithm

    The Algorithm

    Lately I’ve been listening to Elon Musk by Walter Isaacson on Everand. One particularly interesting topic to me is what Elon calls The Algorithm. It is the factory optimization method that he learned from running the factories at SpaceX and Tesla. I’d like to share my reaction to it. Here it is, The Algorithm: My…