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Jeffrey Liker | Faculty

Jeffrey Liker

Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering

2863 IOE

(734) 763-0166

 

Short Bio

Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. Dr. Liker has authored or co-authored over 85 articles and book chapters and thirteen books which have collectively sold over 1.5 million copies. His is author of the best-selling The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer, McGraw Hill, 2004 which speaks to the underlying philosophy and principles that drive Toyota's quality and efficiency-obsessed culture and eight other books in the Toyota Way Series (Toyota Way Fieldbook, Toyota Culture, Toyota Talent, Toyota Way to Lean Leadership, Toyota Under Fire, Toyota Product Development system, Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement, and Developing Lean Leaders). He is Editor of Becoming Lean: Experiences of U.S. Manufacturers (Productivity Press, 1997), winner of the 1998 Shingo prize (for excellence in manufacturing research). He has won eleven Shingo prizes for his research. Other books by Dr. Liker include Engineered in Japan, (Oxford University Press, 1995); Concurrent Engineering Effectiveness: Integrating product development across organizations (Hanser-Gardner, 1997), and Remade in America: Transplanting and Transforming Japanese Manufacturing Methods(Oxford University Press, 1999). He is active as a keynote speaker, speaker for executive retreats, and lean consultant, independently and through Liker Lean Advisors, LLC.

Research Interests

  • Industrial Operations
    Lean Management
    Managing Change
    Organizational Design

Publications

  • Liker, J.K., The Toyota Way:  Fourteen Management Secrets from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 2004. Winner of 2005 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research and 2005 Institute of Industrial Engineers Book of the Year Award and 2007 Sloan Industry Studies Book of the Year.

  • Liker, J.K. with George Trachilis, Developing Lean Leaders at all Levels: A Practical Guide, Lean Leadership Institute Publications, 2014.

  • Liker, J.K. and Gary Convis, The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership:  Achieving and Sustaining Excellence through Lean Leadership, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, October, 2011. Winner of 2012 Shingo Prize for Research Excellence.

  • Liker J.K and James Franz, The Toyota Way to Continuous Improvement:  Linking Strategy and Operational Excellence to achieve Superior Performance, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, April, 2011. Winner of 2012 Shingo Prize for Research Excellence.

  • Liker J.K with Timothy Ogden, Toyota under Fire:  Lessons for Turning Crisis into Opportunity, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, March, 2011.  Winner of 2011 Shingo Prize for Research Excellence.

  • Liker, J.K. and David Meier, Toyota Talent: Developing People the Toyota Way, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 2007 (2007 getAbstract Top Ten English Business Books, Financial Times Germany)

  • Liker, J.K. and David Meier, The Toyota Way Fieldbook, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 2006. Winner of 2006 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research.

  • Liker, J.K. and Michael Hoseus, Toyota Culture: The Heart and Soul of the Toyota Way, N.Y.: McGraw-Hill, 2008. Winner of 2009 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research

  • J. Morgan and Liker, J.K., The Toyota Product Development System:  Integrating People, Process, and Technology, Productivity Press, 2006. Winner of 2007 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research.

  • Liker, J.K., Fruin, M., and Adler, P. (editors), Remade in America:  Transplanting and transforming Japanese Production Systems , N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1999.

  • Liker, J.K. (editor), Becoming Lean:  Inside Stories of U.S. Manufacturers. Portland, Oregon:  Productivity Press, 1997. Winner of 1998 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research.

  • Fleischer, M. and Liker, J.K., Concurrent Engineering Effectiveness: Integrating product development across organizations. Cincinnati, OH:  Hanser-Gardner, 1997.

  • Liker, J.K., Ettlie, J.E., and Campbell, J.C. (editors), Engineered in Japan:  Japanese Technology Management Practices, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, 1995 (Edited volume of research based on the U.M. Japan Technology Management program). Winner of 1996 Shingo Prize for Excellence in Manufacturing Research.