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Jeffrey Liker

Jeffrey Liker

Keynote Speaker: Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan; Author of "The Toyota Way"

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Jeffrey Liker Biography

Jeffrey K. Liker is Professor Emeritus, Industrial and Operations Engineering at The University of Michigan and President of Liker Lean Advisors, LLC.

He is author of the best-selling book, "The Toyota Way, Second Edition," and has coauthored nine other books about Toyota including" The Toyota Way to Service Excellence," "Designing the Future," and "The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership." A recent graphic novel with Eduardo Lander and Tom Root tells the story of lean transformation at a mail-order company: "Lean in a High-Variability Business."

His articles and books have won thirteen Shingo Prizes for Research Excellence. He was inducted into the Association of Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame and the Shingo Academy.

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Jeffrey Liker Speaking Topics

Leading to Develop People and Processes

Many companies profess a desire for continuous improvement, and a belief that leaders need to be coaches. But what does that mean? How do you develop those capabilities? Toyota has an answer. They have been developing people to be exceptional since the founding of the company and argue that “Before they can build excellent cars they must develop exceptional people.” The obsession with managing from the gemba, with a deep understanding of what goes on in the workplace, is mainly so managers can practice on-the-job development. And the core skill they are developing is problem solving, through a scientific thinking mindset. When asked how many industrial engineers a plant had the Toyota plant manager said, “we have 2200 team members so we must have 2200 industrial engineers.” This talk will focus on how Toyota develops managers at all levels to be leaders of continuous improvement drawing on The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership.

Jeffrey Liker Videos

Jeff Liker on the Second Edition of "The Toyota Way" - Lean Blog ...
Jeffrey Liker shares the most valuable lesson he learned with Lean ...
Q&A with Jeffrey Liker: How to develop Lean Leaders and Culture ...

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Jeffrey Liker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Manufacturing, Customer Service, Consulting, Business Leadership, Teamwork & Teambuilding and Leadership.

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Jeffrey Liker generally travels from Ann Arbor, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Jeffrey Liker is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Manufacturing, Customer Service and Consulting. The estimated speaking fee range to book Jeffrey Liker for live events is $10,000 - $20,000, and for virtual events Below $10,000. Jeffrey Liker generally travels from Ann Arbor, MI, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Alex Salkever, Peter Zelinski and Javier Verdura. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jeffrey Liker for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 25/01/2024.

Jeffrey Liker Speaking Topics

  • Leading to Develop People and Processes

    Many companies profess a desire for continuous improvement, and a belief that leaders need to be coaches. But what does that mean? How do you develop those capabilities? Toyota has an answer. They have been developing people to be exceptional since the founding of the company and argue that “Before they can build excellent cars they must develop exceptional people.” The obsession with managing from the gemba, with a deep understanding of what goes on in the workplace, is mainly so managers can practice on-the-job development. And the core skill they are developing is problem solving, through a scientific thinking mindset. When asked how many industrial engineers a plant had the Toyota plant manager said, “we have 2200 team members so we must have 2200 industrial engineers.” This talk will focus on how Toyota develops managers at all levels to be leaders of continuous improvement drawing on The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership.

Jeffrey Liker Videos

Jeff Liker on the Second Edition of "The Toyota Way" - Lean Blog ...
Jeffrey Liker shares the most valuable lesson he learned with Lean ...
Q&A with Jeffrey Liker: How to develop Lean Leaders and Culture ...
Jeff Liker: Kata Summit Keynote - YouTube
Jeffrey K. Liker Webinar - Lean Transformation - Part 1 of 5 - YouTube
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