Velocity

  • by Dee Jacob, Suzan Bergland, Jeff Cox
  • Narrated by Linda Weber
  • 6 hrs and 4 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Millions of readers and listeners remember The Goal, the landmark business novel that sets forth the essential principles of Eliyahu Goldratt's innovative methods of production. Now, from the AGI-Goldratt Institute and Jeff Cox, the same creative writer who co-authored The Goal, comes Velocity the book that reveals how to achieve outstanding bottom-line results by integrating the world's three most powerful continuous improvement disciplines: Lean, Six Sigma, and Goldratt's Theory of Constraints.
Dee Jacob and Suzan Bergland, two principals of AGI, show you how to apply their insights and methods to your organization in order to shorten lead times, slash inventories, reduce production variability, and increase sales. Writer Jeff Cox returns with the vivid, realistic style that made The Goal so entertaining yet so edifying. Thrust into the presidency of the subsidiary company where she has managed sales and marketing, Amy Cieolara is mandated by her corporate superiors to implement Lean Six Sigma (LSS) in order to appease a key customer. But as time goes on, and corporate pressure mounts, Amy arrives at the series of steps that form the core of the Velocity Approach.
Velocity offers keen insight into the human and organizational factors that so often derail growth while teaching you proven, practical techniques for restarting and revving up the internal engines of your company to reach new levels of success.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Lacks content

What would have made Velocity better?

If you're looking to learn about LSS, or Six Sigma, don't waste your time. In fact, there's very little usable business content in this book at all. The points they make are valid and there are one, or two highlights, but mostly, it's just a thin story, told in a business setting.


Would you be willing to try another book from the authors? Why or why not?

Undecided


How did the narrator detract from the book?

Actually, the narration was very good and made a very mediocre work fairly interesting.


What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment. I was expecting more meat on the bone.


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- Don

Excellent

As a proponent that lean, six sigma, and the theory of constraints alone have gaps. I am pleased to see those gaps exposed. Worth the time.
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- Karen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-29-2009
  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio