This book helped build a great foundation for me. I believe it will help me within my organization transform our culture from an obsolete and draconian practice based one to one that is socially process flow minded.
If you're not familiar with the Toyota production system I would recommend to start with the physical book since it uses lots of diagrams for explanation.
On the other hand having a way to listen to the key principles it's a good way to keep them fresh on your mind
This title has a number of insightful tips and keys to understand The Toyota Way. Nevertheless there might be a lot of romanticization and cultural factors missing in the analysis.
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The Toyota Way is a great book that gives a very good insight on what needs to be done to improve a production workflow, by means of reducing waste and improving quality. It explains in depth the 14 principles which are the foundation of the Toyota Production System.
Even working in the broadcast industry, I have been able to apply many of the principles described in the book in my day to day production activities. I recommend it to anyone who manages any sort of production process.
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The Toyota Way by Jeffrey Liker is an easy listen that skips along quickly with the always-pleasant narration by Grover Gardner. After listening, I am now seeking a hard copy of the book so I can highlight certain areas and re-read a little more slowly. Although this book is quite old for a business book, it is still relevant and useful today.
Jeffrey Liker presents Toyota as the world leader that it is. Listening to this audiobook was very enlightening and encouraging, especially to a manufacturer. Although soon enough, it becomes clear that what Toyota does applies to many organizations, and not just manufacturers.