Jeffrey K. Liker

Jeffrey K. Liker, Ph.D., is professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan, and co-founder and director of the Japan Technology Management Program and Lean Manufacturing and Product Development Certificate Program at the university. Winner of four Shingo Prizes for Excellence, Liker’s writings on Toyota have appeared in The Harvard Business Review, Sloan Management Review, and other leading publications. Liker is a principal of Optiprise, a Lean enterprise/supply chain management consulting firm, and was the editor of Becoming Lean: Experiences of U.S. Manufacturers, which won the 1998 Shigeo Shingo prize for excellence in manufacturing research.