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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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    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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Eldon Falk 04-14-17
    Eldon Falk 04-14-17 Member Since 2017
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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 Member Since 2017
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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
    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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    Paul Redrovan 12-04-16 Member Since 2016
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    "excellent insights"

    good principles to better understand the Toyota production system. recommended to start gathering the philosophy

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    Anastasia 11-19-16
    Anastasia 11-19-16
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    "Very general"

    Very general, but good book to begin with if you're interested in lean system. Grover Gardner reads the book with good pace, really enjoyed listening to him.

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    Ryan Manes 04-22-16
    Ryan Manes 04-22-16
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    "Best book on lean!"

    This book was really well done and takes you through the lean journey start to finish.

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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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