Lean Blog Interviews — 3: Jeff Liker, the Toyota Way *

Author of “The Toyota Way”

Show notes: https://www.leanblog.org/2

Remastered June 2021

My guest today is Dr. Jeffrey Liker, Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is the Director of the Japan Technology Management Program and co-Director of the lean manufacturing program. This will be the first of two podcast episodes with Dr. Liker. Today, we discuss the transition from “lean manufacturing” to “lean enterprise”, some of the challenges companies face in becoming lean, and some of the methods that Toyota uses to further the Toyota Production System. Please visit www.leanblog.org for show notes, links and more information.