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Velocity Audiobook

Velocity: Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance

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Publisher's Summary

Millions of readers and listeners remember The Goal, the landmark business novel that sets forth the essential principles of Eliyahu Goldratt's innovative methods of production. Now, from the AGI-Goldratt Institute and Jeff Cox, the same creative writer who co-authored The Goal, comes Velocity the book that reveals how to achieve outstanding bottom-line results by integrating the world's three most powerful continuous improvement disciplines: Lean, Six Sigma, and Goldratt's Theory of Constraints.

Dee Jacob and Suzan Bergland, two principals of AGI, show you how to apply their insights and methods to your organization in order to shorten lead times, slash inventories, reduce production variability, and increase sales. Writer Jeff Cox returns with the vivid, realistic style that made The Goal so entertaining yet so edifying. Thrust into the presidency of the subsidiary company where she has managed sales and marketing, Amy Cieolara is mandated by her corporate superiors to implement Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in order to appease a key customer. But as time goes on, and corporate pressure mounts, Amy arrives at the series of steps that form the core of the Velocity Approach.

Velocity offers keen insight into the human and organizational factors that so often derail growth while teaching you proven, practical techniques for restarting and revving up the internal engines of your company to reach new levels of success.

©2010 The Avraham Y. Goldratt Institute and Jeff Cox; (P)2010 Simon & Schuster

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    Denny Lave 11-22-16
    Denny Lave 11-22-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Good, short and sweet."

    I liked the book, overall. A short primer on TOC. I could have done without the romance bit though.

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    April Morton 11-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Not what I was expecting"
    Would you try another book from the authors and/or Linda Weber?

    I bought this audio book to gain some insight as to how to improve operations at the business I own. I even listened to this twice, hoping to catch something I had missed the first time. Unfortunately, the "novel" format of this book lost me. While I do have a "Godzilla" in my business, I was hoping to be able to learn from this book how to maximize its output. I was hoping for real action items and real world applications, not a love story. I stopped listening about half the way through the second time around.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Something else for Lean Six Sigma.


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    Bowdre 05-10-16
    Bowdre 05-10-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Not good"

    I could not get through the poorly constructed story to get to the real message. The Southern accents were distracting and HORRIBLE! It's like a bad B movie with lean MFG principles as a back drop.

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    Michael M-M 04-02-16
    Michael M-M 04-02-16
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    "Good but not The Goal"

    This is a good audiobook but it's not The Goal. This narrator is much better than the sequels to The Goal but not having an ensemble can sometimes be confusing due to the fast paced and sometimes technical issues. I think the plot could be improved to deliver more knowledge with less fat, but overall this is worth listening to if you need this for school or work and don't want to read it.

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    Christopher Evans 03-24-16
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    ""The Goal" is far better"
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    This book is a pale shadow to "The Goal" of which I believe it is supposed to be a continuation.. In this book they introduce Lean and Six Sigma concepts, but fail, in my view, in effectively showing how these concepts work in coordination with the Theory of Constraints. Also, as was "The Goal", this is put forth in storytelling form. However, there is far too much emphasis put on the personal stories in this book, which does not allow room to get down into the meat of how to implement the operational changes proposed.

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    Bill Maschinot 03-05-16
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    "Outstanding book"

    Keeps your attention the entire time. Very good detail and very good information. A must read!

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    Ivan B. Ahlert 05-01-15 Member Since 2011
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    "Entertaining while teaching basic concepts"
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    Once I understood that this book is not a formal course on Lean/Six Sigma and Theory of Constraints, but a fictional novel, I found it very entertaining, while also educating to a certain extent. The book is obviously not intended to make the reader a black belt, but the simulated fictional story provides some interesting insights as to what those systems are, what they can achieve and which obstacles we can be faced with when trying to implement them in real life.

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    Cary Westmark 04-16-15 Member Since 2013
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    "Waste of 5 hours"

    Poorly written drama with no educational value whatsoever. If you are looking to learn about Six Sigma, read another book.

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    Mark Parinas 03-28-15 Member Since 2013
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    "A very powerful book"

    This is a very useful tool in understanding the science of business operations. Easy reading too.

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    Doug 03-17-15
    Doug 03-17-15
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    "Uniquely Brilliant"

    While this is a novel, it IS a business book as well. You will likely learn more about the strategic thinking that goes into running a successful company than just about any pure 'business book'. It's an easy listen and the narrator is superb.

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