Going Lean

  • by Stephen A. Ruffa
  • Narrated by Jim Bond
  • 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Going Lean sets aside the notion that efficient operations and powerful innovations are only possible when business is steady and demand is growing. Instead, companies must learn that sudden shifts or unpredictable conditions need not undermine their results. Led by a new breed of companies - Toyota, Wal-Mart, and Southwest Airlines - a powerful, yet unexpected mindset is reshaping the rules for business competitiveness. By using Lean Dynamics - based on the now famous Toyota Production System - companies everywhere can thrive in virtually any environment. In Going Lean, listeners will learn how to:

Become broadly effective in creating and sustaining value

Set a critical foundation for achieving sustained excellence

Identify sources of lag and create robust value streams that thrive in today's dynamic conditions

Describe the underlying techniques to maintain steady and predictable flow

Create a system based on "pull", or external demand that consistently introduces new innovation even during severe downturns

Strive for perfection

Deliver industry-leading returns


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

the Voice it is not

Would you try another book written by Stephen A. Ruffa or narrated by Jim Bond?

I would listen to another or possible buy the book

Who was your favorite character and why?


How did the narrator detract from the book?

A lot. the voice was so Droll and on a subject that's not full of excitment it's just pain full. it was like being in the longest drollest lecture I'd ever been in... and I only got 20 mins in.

You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?

not really

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- Iain

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2008
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio