Jeffrey Liker
Jeffrey Liker

Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan , author of the international bestseller "Tao Toyota: 14 principles of management of the world's leading company"


Jeffrey Liker is a professor of industrial engineering at the University of Michigan. In the early 1980s, he went to Japan to study the production system of Toyota and other Japanese automobile companies. In the mid-1990s, he helped implement the principles of lean manufacturing at Ford factories.

World fame came to Jeffrey Liker in 2004, when he summarized the results of his study of the culture of Japanese companies in the book "The Tao of Toyota: 14 principles of management of the world's leading company". The book became an international bestseller.

Now Liker is considered one of the world's largest experts on lean manufacturing. He heads Optiprise, a consulting firm dealing with the organization of lean enterprises and supply chain management.

He is a member of the Hall of Fame of the Association of Industrial Excellence. He is a member of the Supervisory Board of the A. K. Gastev Cup, which is awarded to performance leaders. An expert in the laws of business, a scientist and a popular author of books about business in many countries.


  • Winner of the Shingo Prize (Nobel Prize in Production)

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Jeffrey Liker cooperates with various business sectors. His methods are used in production, in product development, in the service sector. The company he heads trains employees, demonstrates ways of business development, conducts coaching of specialists, teaches them to apply their own methods in solving problems.

Based on his work "The Handbook: the Way of Toyota", Jeffrey describes in detail the 14 principles of management of the world's leading company and gives guidance on what other companies can learn from Toyota.

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