“Necessary But Not Sufficient” is a business novel written by Eliyahu M. Goldratt, a prominent figure in the field of operations management and business improvement. The book was published in 2000 and is a part of Goldratt’s Theory of Constraints series.
In the book, Goldratt explores the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and its application to business and manufacturing processes.
TOC is a management philosophy that focuses on identifying and managing bottlenecks in a system to improve overall efficiency and effectiveness. It suggests that in any system, there is usually at least one constraint that limits the system’s performance.
The story of Alex Rogo, as he applies TOC principles to a variety of situations, including distribution, supply chain management, and other business challenges. The central idea of the book is that while improving constraints is essential, it is often not sufficient to bring about lasting, systemic improvements in a business.