Velocity (Abridged): Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance - A Business Novel Audiobook, by Dee Jacob Play Audiobook Sample

Velocity (Abridged): Combining Lean, Six Sigma and the Theory of Constraints to Achieve Breakthrough Performance - A Business Novel Audiobook

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Read By: Linda Weber Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Listen Time: at 1.0x Speed 4.00 hours at 1.5x Speed 3.00 hours at 2.0x Speed Release Date: December 2009 Format: Abridged Audiobook ISBN: 9780743598514

Quick Stats About this Audiobook

Total Audiobook Chapters:

5

Longest Chapter Length:

76:58 minutes

Shortest Chapter Length:

69:56 minutes

Average Chapter Length:

72:53 minutes

Audiobooks by this Author:

1

Publisher Description

Dee Jacob and Suzan Bergland, two principals of AGI–Goldratt Institute, have teamed up with Jeff Cox, the writer of The Goal, to introduce the powerful Velocity approach for focused business improvement. Developed by AGI, the Velocity combines the three leading continuous improvement methods—Lean Theory, Six Sigma, and the Theory of Constraints. Based on its extensive experience implementing the Velocity approach, AGI has delivered extraordinary results with remarkable speed for clients such as Corning, Procter & Gamble, and the U.S. Air Force and Navy.

 

Written in the same compelling style that made The Goal such an enduring classic, Velocity is an engaging novel that tells the story of a company called Hi-T Turbine that is grappling with bottlenecks in sales, manufacturing, and product development. The story vividly shows how the company initially fails to succeed because it concentrates only on local improvement. Only when it begins to take a holistic view of the entire company does Hi-T then quickly turn its business around—realizing significantly reduced operating costs, increased sales, shorter production times, better quality control, and substantially improved profits. The story unfolds in a real world fashion that can engage all members of any organization.

 

Velocity is the vital resource that business people need for delivering urgent business improvement in these challenging economic times.

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"Chic lit with a business purpose. A page turner."

— Warren (4 out of 5 stars)

Quotes

  • “AGI’s VELOCITY APPROACH enabled us to get control over the uncertainties of our repair and remanufacturing business, leading to significant improvements in our overall performance.” 

    — Carl Coslow, President, Republic Industries International 
  • AGI's VELOCITY APPROACH enabled us to get control over the uncertainties of our repair and remanufacturing business, leading to significant improvements in our overall performance. The changes we made to the way we manage our business positioned us to not only survive but to thrive in what could be called the worst recession since the Great Depression.

    — Carl Coslow, President, Republic Industries International
  • As we transformed the entire Naval Aviation logistics system, our leadership team decided that 'AIRSpeed,' our continuous process improvement program, would combine best business practices -- Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints. This strategy not only enabled Naval Aviation to reduce turnaround times 40 percent and work in process nearly 50 percent in areas applied, but enhanced the quality of life of our sailors and marines.

    — VADM Walter B. Massenburg, USN (Ret.), former Commander, Naval Air Systems Command; Architect and Chief Operating Officer of Naval Aviation Enterprise
  • “As we transformed the entire Naval Aviation logistics system, our leadership team decided that ‘AIRSpeed,’ our continuous process improvement program, would combine best business practices—Lean, Six Sigma, and Theory of Constraints. This strategy not only enabled Naval Aviation to reduce turnaround times 40 percent and work in process nearly 50 percent in areas applied, but enhanced the quality of life of our sailors and marines.”

    — VADM Walter B. Massenburg, USN (Ret.), former commander, Naval Air Systems Command

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    " Interesting...not as worthwhile as the Goal. "

    — John, 9/4/2013

About the Authors

Dee Jacob is the president of AGI–Goldratt Institute, which is based in New Haven. She is a key innovator in the development of the theory of constraints and of the velocity approach. Jacob teaches for the AGI Jonah Program and separate Thinking Process courses. Before joining AGI, she was a manager with Procter & Gamble, where she integrated TOC and LSS techniques. She is now a widly sought-after speaker.

Jeff Cox is the coauthor or author of several works of business fiction, which include The Goal, Zapp, The Quadrant Solution, Heroz, The Venture, Selling the Wheel, and The Cure. Both Zapp and The Goal ranked first and second, respectively, on a list of bestselling business books from the 1990s. He and his family live near Pittsburgh, PA.