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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (996 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Daniel T. Jones, James P. Womack Narrator: Daniel T. Jones, James P. Womac Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Expanded, updated, and more relevant than ever, the bestselling business classic by two internationally renowned management theorists shows how companies of any size in any industry can seize opportunities in the post-bubble economy.

Lean Thinking begins by helping listeners to identify value, asking, “what does the customer really want?” instead of “what can we try to convince the customer to accept?” Lean thinkers then identify the value stream—every step required to move a specific good or service from initial concept into the hands of the customer—for each product and ask if each step really creates value. Those that don’t—the great majority—are then removed, and the remaining steps are conducted in continuous flow at the pull of the customer, as the firm manages toward perfection. As a consequence, lead times, costs of all sorts, and defects shrink, while responsiveness to customer needs and selling prices increase.

In an economic downturn, many companies are searching desperately for a sustainable formula for renewed growth and success. Lean Thinking is that formula—a proven blueprint and specific action plan that will help any company stabilize its position and grow steadily while better serving its customers, employees, suppliers, and investors.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “In their superb book Lean Thinking, James P. Womack and Daniel T. Jones offer hard-hitting, practical principles on banishing waste and improving productivity in organizations...In the study of lean, few other publications, if any, can equal it.”

    Dr. Richard I. Lester, Dean of Academic Affairs, Eaker College for Professional Development, Air University

  • “An expanded version of a well-known guide...Womack and Jones offer a sweeping view of value from the customer’s perspective...[Lean Thinking] ought to be required listening for the new entrepreneur, especially if disciplined and conservative thinking is not a personal strength.”


Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by JT | 12/28/2013

    " Really not a bad book from a college perspective. The content is good but overwhelming in the last 25%. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kevin | 12/27/2013

    " Reduce waste. Great book if you think there is a lot of waste in business. Goes over some good concepts about where waste sneaks in and can get integrated into daily business. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Nephi | 11/1/2013

    " Great book on learning about the origins and concepts of implementing lean concepts in your business. Very engaging. Uses six major case studies from Toyota, Porsche, and some lesser known companies. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Tiff | 5/11/2013

    " Good for work, but definitely not a "read for fun" book. "

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