Jeffrey K. Liker



Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and principle of Optiprise, Inc. Dr. Liker has authored or co-authored over 75 articles and book chapters and nine books. He is author of the international best-seller, 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. The companion (with David Meier) The Toyota Way Fieldbook, McGraw Hill, 2005 details how companies can learn from the Toyota Way principles. His book with Jim Morgan, The Toyota Product Development System, Productivity Press, 2006, is the first that details t ...more

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The Toyota Way: 14 Manageme...

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The Toyota Way to Lean Lead...

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Toyota Culture: The Heart a...

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Toyota Talent: Developing Y...

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Toyota Under Fire: Lessons ...

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Toyota Way to Continuous Im...

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“Every team member has the responsibility to stop the line every time they see something that is out of standard. That's how we put the responsibility for quality in the hands of our team members.”
Jeffrey K. Liker, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

“We build cars, not intellectuals”
Jeffrey K. Liker, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer

“Go and see for yourself to thoroughly understand the situation (genchi genbutsu).”
Jeffrey K. Liker, The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World's Greatest Manufacturer



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