Eli is an Associate Managing Director at Elyakim Management Systems Ltd. (Israel) and an international expert in the Theory of Constraints (TOC) and its links to other management philosophies. He has worked closely with Dr. Elyiahu M. Goldratt, the primary catalyst in the creation of TOC, for many years. He’s a co-author of the best selling business novel “The Goal III: Necessary But Not Sufficient”.
In 1985 Eli joined Creative-Output, a software company run by Dr. Elyiahu M. Goldratt. The software was called OPT, a very sophisticated software for scheduling the shop floor. The software had challenged some very common paradigms and Dr. Goldratt realized that software is not the right tool to challenge ideas that were taught in the universities and were well ingrained in the minds of most managers. The Goal came up in 1984 and Dr. Goldratt looked for another tool to help people realize the flawed paradigms. The OPT game came out at 1985, to be followed by several “simulators” that were developed by Eli Schragenheim to facilitate the introduction of new ideas. Then, Eli Schragenheim was kindly requested to deliver the first workshop based on the simulators. So, he became as educator, and then also a consultant.
In the last twenty-eight years Eli Schragenheim has taught, talked and consulted in more than fifteen countries, including the US, Canada, India, China and Japan. Eli lead many TOC development and education efforts.
He’s the author of the management best-sellers:
- author of Management Dilemmas (CRC St. Lucie Press, 1998),
- co-author (with Carol Ptak) of ERP: Tools Techniques and Applications for Integrating the Supply Chain (CRC St. Lucie Press, 1999)
- co-author (with Bill Dettmer) of Manufacturing at Warp Speed (CRC St. Lucie Press, publication due September 2000).
- co-author (with Eliyahu M. Goldratt and and Carol Ptak) of Necessary But Not Sufficient (North River Press, 2001).