Jeffrey Liker, Professor; Ph.D. (Sociology), University of Massachusetts, 1989; B.S. (Industrial Engineering), Northeastern University, 1976.
Recent IOE courses taught: 421,425,522
Office: 2863 IOE
Web page: www-personal.umich.edu/~liker
Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is the Director of the Japan Technology Management Program (JTMP) and co-Director of the lean manufacturing program at the University of Michigan that offers a 10-day lean manufacturing certificate and a five-day lean product development certificate. Dr. Liker has authored or co-authored over 65 articles and book chapters and five books. 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. He is also the 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 also won Shingo prizes for his research in 1995, 1996, and 1997. 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 currently working on The Toyota Way Field Book (McGraw-Hill) and Toyota's Product Development System with James Morgan (Productivity Press, in process). He is active as a keynote speaker, speaker for executive retreats, and lean consultant, independently and through a company he cofounded --Optiprise, Inc. Recent clients include G.M., Ford, Intier, PPG Industries, Johnson Controls, Tenneco Automotive, Framatome Technologies, Northrop Grumman Ship Systems, Jacksonville Naval Air Depot, and Portsmouth Naval Ship Yard.
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