Going Lean

  • by Stephen A. Ruffa
  • Narrated by Jim Bond
  • 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the wake of economic downturn, foreign competition, spiking oil prices, and even war, American business throughout this decade has been thrust into crisis. To improve their performance, corporations everywhere have adopted a wide range of tools and techniques, yet many continue to struggle. Going Lean points to a better way. Drawing from the lessons of a new breed of companies that have stood apart, it sets aside the notion that efficient operations and powerful innovations are possible only when business is steady and demand is growing. By using lean dynamics - based on principles from the now-famous Toyota Production System - it shows how companies everywhere can thrive across a broad range of changing conditions. In Going Lean, you will learn how to:


Set a critical foundation for achieving sustained excellence
Identify sources of lag and create robust value streams that thrive in today's dynamic conditions
Describe the underlying techniques to maintain steady and predictable flow
Create a system driven by customer demand that consistently introduces new innovation even during downturns
Strive for perfection
Deliver industry-leading returns

The diagrams and graphs found in the print and ebook editions of this book have been adapted for audio.

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Customer Reviews

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Same chapter repeated over and over. Nothing useful.

Highly repetitive and highly superficial, never defines lean dynamics nor offers any help other than "every company will do it differently."

No point to this book at all other than to constantly tell how good this undefined process that has to be done differently at each company has worked for Southwest Airlines and Walmart. Pure drivel, good only for use as a sleep aid. Complete waste of time and money.
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- jxxbrown

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-10-2017
  • Publisher: Brilliance Audio