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. Eliyahu 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. Eliyahu 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.