The Toyota Way

  • by Jeffrey Liker
  • Narrated by Grover Gardner
  • 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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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The must have operations management toolkit!

This is a straight forward operations management textbook that cuts through the normal business waffle waffle and tells you how Toyota walked the talk. Practical tools and good management stories. Excellent listen!
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- Wybrand

Good listen!

Good narrator, Good examples. I enjoyed learning about the background and principles behind the Toyota way of working. Could be more thorough on tools mentioned such a value stream mapping.
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- Mr Adeyemi

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-03-2006
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education