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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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    prem SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 08-02-06
    prem SUGAR LAND, TX, United States 08-02-06 Member Since 2017
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    "Good, but only for the right audience"

    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.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    EMU_Flyer 10-17-17
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    "Good Book and Concepts read by a boring man"

    boom was a worthwhile read, but the reader was just awful and didn't keep me engaged at all. very monotone and no voice inflection at all.

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    Anonymous 07-27-17
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    "Good choose to learn"

    Good choose to learn lean and all techniques involved. It is highly recomended for manufacturers

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    Michael O'C 07-17-17
    Michael O'C 07-17-17
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    "not broken into chapters"

    frustrated that the chapters were just the different cd's and not the actual book chapters

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    Brion Hurley Portland, OR USA 06-22-17
    Brion Hurley Portland, OR USA 06-22-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Great introduction to lean"

    I have lots of training on Lean, but this was valuable to hear the big picture all in one place. Also great for beginners!

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    MARVIN 05-31-17
    MARVIN 05-31-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Missing Information"
    What would have made The Toyota Way better?

    Make the reading the same as the text in the book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Jeffrey Liker again?

    Only if the reader follows the book and not skip full pages.


    Any additional comments?

    Please follow the text in the book...stop skipping around and/or discussing information not in the book at all.

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    JediBirther 05-18-17
    JediBirther 05-18-17
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    "A Bit Too Much Consultant Fluff"

    While there were a couple interesting sections of the book, it was too reverent and not at all analytical. You get the impression that Toyota management have made no errors in judgement throughout their 100 year history. They all read as grown up Eagle Scouts with zero defects. I'm sure this wows at corporate consultant seminars, but as a book it's got a bit too much consultant fluff. Thank the Lord this is an abridged version.

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    Eldon Falk 04-14-17
    Eldon Falk 04-14-17
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    "loved the narration. The book was really interesti"

    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.

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    Alexander Morozov 03-31-17
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    "Great for any business"

    Very well written from start to finish. Great tools that anyone can benefit from. You will not regret reading this book.

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    Mookie 02-22-17
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    "A must read for any lean thinker."

    The narration was great, it was easy to follow, and the concepts covered were invaluable.

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  • David
    4/24/16
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    "slightly outdated, but great read"

    good management book on key underlying lean management and kaizen theory, slightly outdated in terms of applying the toyota way to modern day businesses

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  • Lean Rasmussen
    7/22/15
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    "short but gets the essentials"

    very good narrator. hits the main parts os lean without fluff. recommended for people who already know lean.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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