This book's quite technical. I was browsing through audible books and saw Toyota, so I grabbed it on a whim. Turns out it's really boring for me. I'm interested in business, but this gets into really nitty gritty manufacturing issues. If you're actively involved in business, and especially manufacturing, the book may be ok for you. Otherwise prepare for a dreary few hours. Narrator's a bit annoying too, never a good thing.
loved the narration. this narrator has done more books that I have heard. really like him. the book was really interesting. this was my first Toyota book so I was new to the topics and enjoyed the concepts.
It was very tough for me to get through the print version of this book even though the concepts are interesting, important and used commonly throughout my organization. The narrator got me through it.
This is an overview book that conveys some principles but doesn't really give a true road map. it is a good place to start lean learning, but you will need to go from here to searching for books that go the next level down. value stream mapping seems to be a critical idea that is really just hinted at.
The narrator is a little old school, with over emphasized diction. he sounds like an old filmstrip narrator from the early 80s and 70s.