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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,365 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jeffrey Liker Narrator: Grover Gardner Publisher: McGraw-Hill Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2006 ISBN:
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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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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe Beer | 2/18/2014

    " A good book for those in a typical manufacturing environment. It describes the Toyota Production System at length with a number of lessons/steps. If you want to implement a lean production system, this book will be useful. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Graves | 2/12/2014

    " Not always the most exciting book, but great for understanding how Toyota handles processing, and in learning how to manage a complex manufacturing system. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sunlita | 2/11/2014

    " Well, it's a nice thing to learn from Toyota--one of the most successful companies (I think so). Excellent! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Manny | 2/6/2014

    " I'm reading it for work and it's not as dry as I thought. Great for production/Manufacturing folks. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arief Bharata Al-Huda | 1/26/2014

    " Keren.. Tiru, maka perusahaan anda akan sesuai harapan anda. Prinsip yang begitu kuat. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Laurène | 1/16/2014

    " I read this book for my MBA program. While it's a good reference for anyone who wants to become familiar with lean manufacturing, it is a horrible, dry, boring read. I'll keep it as a reference but will dread having to ever open it again! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hashim Al-Zain | 1/11/2014

    " This book will allow you the opportunity to catch a glimpse into the world of a company that sets a lot of standards for what makes a company BEST! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Talmage | 1/3/2014

    " I'm giving up on this one. It was good but not that good. However, that might have more to do with my interest than the content. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lokesh Joshi | 1/2/2014

    " Tiyota culture is another book I liked. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Johan | 12/22/2013

    " It is all about people! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 12/8/2013

    " had to read this for my 1st grad class. very good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hisham Alamoudi | 12/2/2013

    " What an amazing company it is you need to read it i cannot express it enough "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Edrees | 6/30/2013

    " Great history and background on toyota as a company. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anton Van der vloet | 6/1/2013

    " Definitely the most balanced book on Lean Management around. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 3/15/2013

    " As a Business English coach, I'm reading this book to develop insight into different management strategies to see what sort of language situations emerge. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 David Martschinske | 1/1/2013

    " a must read for anyone caring about how their business is ran. Wow. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 12/13/2012

    " Not a popular subject for 2010, but relevant business models. The book was a little simplistic for me, and repetitive, but would be a great primer for someone without much background in a manufacturing environment. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David7466 | 11/16/2012

    " High level review of key principles used within Toyota that drives superb quality and management. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Major | 9/11/2012

    " I found the book extermely educating experience. I learnt so many new techniques which all the manufacturing companies should practice. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan | 7/6/2012

    " I am such a dork. I love this book. It's a little dry, so it's slow going, but such smart stuff! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Srinivasan Iyengar | 6/20/2012

    " Good book on lean practices which has made Toyota the best name in quality manufacturing and quality services. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mela Ekasari | 1/13/2012

    " I learned a lot from this book. This is a must-read book for people who run or own the company. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna Zalter | 10/12/2011

    " MBA material. Cool Just in time production "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hashim | 4/2/2011

    " This book will allow you the opportunity to catch a glimpse into the world of a company that sets a lot of standards for what makes a company BEST! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dan | 1/3/2011

    " This book is really dense, but a good read if you’re looking to get some ideas and strategies for streamlining your manufacturing process. The author has a huge crush on Toyota, which makes for some sappy reading at times but definitely a worthwhile read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ethan | 12/17/2010

    " As far as technical "stories" go, this was a really informative look at how Toyota transformed itself after the war and evolved the way they did business, to the point that companies from around the world now want to mimic many of the concepts they developed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ikhwan | 11/28/2010

    " wanna talk about lean management? read this book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nathan | 7/13/2010

    " Not a popular subject for 2010, but relevant business models. The book was a little simplistic for me, and repetitive, but would be a great primer for someone without much background in a manufacturing environment. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rafael | 6/17/2010

    " Best book on Lean. A must read for everyone in any business.
    Apply these concepts on your cooking and on your room cleaning process, and you'll be billionaire. Seriously.
    "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 R. Jason | 3/13/2010

    " This is the first of many books that we read in our book club at work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/25/2010

    " Waiting for the outcome of Toyota's current crisis. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Aaronsong | 10/10/2009

    " Gives an interesting history on how Toyota over the course of a century got as sophisticated as they are today in their manufacturing methods but also how they always contribute something to the countries they operate in... including the USA. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kristen | 9/22/2009

    " had to read this for my 1st grad class. very good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mela | 6/24/2009

    " I learned a lot from this book. This is a must-read book for people who run or own the company. "

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