• The Toyota Way

  • 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer
  • By: Jeffrey K. Liker
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 36 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (30 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

How to speed up business processes, improve quality, and cut costs in any industry.

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
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outstanding read. felt like a seasoned mentor

loved it, great read. flowed well. mix of history and modern. an Operational Excellence must read

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Informative & Interesting

I’ve been trying to study “Lean Manufacturing” and most of the books aren’t very good at keeping my interest. However this is my favorite, at this point

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No fluff and an excellent narrator performance

Clear, well-written overview of the Toyota Production System and leadership principles. The narrator’s performance fits the material well. Highly recommend for business leaders even if you’re not in manufacturing!

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The Toyota way

I'm glad I did this through audio book the way it's narrated makes it easy to follow and I could listen to it in my headphones and take notes on the computer

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