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The Toyota Way Audiobook

The Toyota Way

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In factories around the world, Toyota consistently makes the highest-quality cars with the fewest defects of any competing manufacturer, while using fewer man-hours, less on-hand inventory, and half the floor space of its competitors. The Toyota Way is the first book for a general audience that explains the management principles and business philosophy behind Toyota's worldwide reputation for quality and reliability.

Complete with profiles of organizations that have successfully adopted Toyota's principles, this book shows managers in every industry how to improve business processes by:

  • Eliminating wasted time and resources
  • Building quality into workplace systems
  • Finding low-cost but reliable alternatives to expensive new technology
  • Producing in small quantities
  • Turning every employee into a quality control inspector

©2004 McGraw-Hill; (P)2005 AMI

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    Cheryl 02-17-16
    Cheryl 02-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Great narration"

    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.

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    Kevin 02-03-16
    Kevin 02-03-16 Member Since 2015

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    "strong introduction"

    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.

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    Josh 01-27-16
    Josh 01-27-16
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    "Missing large sections of the book"
    What would have made The Toyota Way better?

    Missing large sections of the book, not organized by chapterts


    Did Grover Gardner do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    missing large sections of the book


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    Bud Garrison 01-20-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Skips major sections of the book."

    This audio skips major portions of the book. I bought this thinking I could listen to this on my commute as a pre-req to a work class I am taking. That won't work as the majoity of the book is missing from this recording. The description states unabridged, but there are only 4 of 22 chapters!

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    Robby K. 12-21-15
    Robby K. 12-21-15 Member Since 2015
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    "This is an exceptional system."

    The missing link, the turning point, the change that I did not know I was even looking for!

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    Nirav Desai Pune, India 11-24-15
    Nirav Desai Pune, India 11-24-15
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    "Great book on management philosophy"

    This is a great book on management philosophy. I think all companies should follow this philosophy.

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    Jose Farro 06-02-15
    Jose Farro 06-02-15 Member Since 2016
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    "Changed my life"

    This book is one example of true managing and breaking paradigms by assuring quality and innovation. Really changed my way of thinking business.

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    Chief El Conquistador 05-15-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Loved it"

    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.

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    Dante 02-11-15
    Dante 02-11-15
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    "A washed down version but still useful"

    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

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    Cameron 02-03-15
    Cameron 02-03-15
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    "great book"

    fantastic book. if you are looking for a foundati I n of lean this is the book to get.

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