• The Toyota Way

  • By: Jeffrey Liker
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 4 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook
  • Release date: 06-03-06
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars 4.4 (109 ratings)

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
©2004 McGraw-Hill (P)2005 AMI
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Customer Reviews

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5 out of 5 stars
By Wybrand on 24-08-07

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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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Mr Adeyemi on 27-05-15

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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2 out of 5 stars
By Staci on 08-02-12

Skips to Many Parts of the Book

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

If the Narrator would have read ALL of the book. He skips parts. I know this because I was following along with the exact same book and big chunks where missing. I would have to stop the book and then read and then start it up again.

What did you like best about this story?

I love how the lean system has helped many companies.

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

He has no excitement to his voice and is very monotoned.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from The Toyota Way?

I would not have cut any of it. Read the book as it was written.

Any additional comments?

Do not cut parts from the book.

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26 of 26 people found this review helpful

4 out of 5 stars
By Trent S. Aiken on 25-05-16

Sold as Unabridged, but it is Abridged

If you could sum up The Toyota Way in three words, what would they be?

The lean topic is a game changer for any business. It is a good audiobook but much is skipped.

What three words best describe Grover Gardner’s voice?

Excellent vocal choice

Any additional comments?

It is a shame that the customer service it represents and journey to exactness was not followed in creating this book and selling it as something it is not

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8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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