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The Toyota Way to Service Excellence

Lean Transformation in Service Organizations
Narrated by: Doug Greene
Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
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The world’s best-selling Lean expert guides service-based organizations on how to go Lean, gain value, and get results - The Toyota Way.

A must-havefor service professionals of every level, this essential book takes the proven Lean principles of the best-selling Toyota Way series and applies them directly to the industries where quality of service is crucial for success. Jeff Liker and Karyn Ross reveal how to develop Lean practices throughout your organization using the famous 4P model. Whether you are an executive, manager, consultant, or frontline worker who deals with customers every day, you’ll learn how take advantage of all Lean has to offer.

With this book as your guide, you’ll gain a clear understanding of Lean and discover the principles, practices, and tools needed to develop people and processes that surprise and delight each of your customers. These ground-tested techniques are designed to help you make continuous improvements in your services, streamline your operations, and add ever-increasing value to your customers. Fascinating case studies of Lean-driven success in a range of service industries, including healthcare, insurance, financial services, and telecommunications, illustrate that Lean principles and practices work as well in services as they do in manufacturing.

Drawn from original research and real-world examples, The Toyota Way to Service Excellence will help you make the leap to Lean.

©2016 Jeffrey K. Liker and Karyn Ross (P)2019 McGraw-Hill Education

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  • Jon Doh
  • 05-11-19

Listen to the Narration and Decide Book or Audio

Being a "Deming Disciple" I find value in all of the Toyota Way books. The material in this book doesn't disappoint but the narration of the audio book does. I have tried different speeds and listening in different environments but can't find a way that the message comes across as it seems to be written. The material is lost in the narration for me. I ended up buying the book and thoroughly enjoying it, learning from the lessons of Toyota.
So listen to the sample and hopefully get a chance to read it as well and see which works for you. I found the narrator's delivery to take away the value of the book and for that reason I can't recommend the audio version.

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  • Merford
  • 11-11-19

Sounds like AI

The Toyota Way has very good information and I highly recommend it if you are fairly driven to learn these principals. Much of the book reads like a text book so I thought I would get the audio book to switch back and forth and make it more interesting. Nope. The narrator is definitely a robot. I have played parts of this book for others and they agree. It is so difficult to listen to I went back to the written book.

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  • Andrew Wilkinson
  • 24-04-19

Thanks to Jeff and Karyn for their insights.

very insightful and knowledgeable book. Brings home a lot of the observations I've been seeing across different organizations over the past few years. It is really helping me to develop a plan on how to coach going forward.