Biography

13 times a Shingo Prize winner for research excellence, Jeffrey Liker is known around the world as a leading Lean expert and the independent authority on The Toyota Way. Jeffrey Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan and travels the world speaking, training, and advising company executives.

Jeffrey Liker has authored and co-authored over 70 articles and 13 books, including the international bestselling: The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from The World’s Greatest Manufacturer’ in 2004 and most recently in 2014 ‘Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels’.

Jeffrey Liker speaks and consults on Lean leadership and through his consulting company, Liker Lean Advisors, his associates have led hands-on company transformation in over 100 organizations of all sizes and industries, including Ford, Johnson Controls, Rio Tinto Mining, Meridian Bioscience, Ashley Furniture Stores, and Siemens.

Jeffrey Liker is a Lean Manufacturing leader at The Leadership Network, a leadership and management training provider.

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  • Jiri Holoubek
    Continuous Improvement Manager, IAC Group

    Patient teacher, gives enough time for questions, deep understanding and practical experience of the topic.

  • Els Dijkman
    Head of Planning and Development Continuous Improvement, APM Terminals

    Very knowledgeable using practical examples.

  • Geert Marivoet
    VP AG & CE EMEA Manufacturing, CNH Industrial

    Refreshing look on company culture and mindset as it is deep and simple at the same time.

  • Hans Helmrich
    Vice President Operations, Cooper Standard

    J.L. has great experience on what Toyota has done is doing, providing some valuable know-how to be applied.

  • Bruno Santos
    Reckitt Benckiser plc, Reckitt Benckiser plc

    Very clear approaching the topic and real knowledge. Did not feel too theoretical and transpired how theory could be applied in practice.

  • Gianluca Tancredi
    VP Manufacturing, Unilever

    Extremely knowledgeable & experienced about both Toyota & Lean. Very valuable examples about implementation in other companies.

  • Thomas Altenmueller
    Senior Director Manufacturing Excellence, Infineon Technologies

    Deep expertise, authentic insight

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