Dr. Jeffrey K. Liker is professor of industrial and operations engineering at the University of Michigan and president of Liker Lean Advisors. He is author of the international best-seller,"The Toyota Way: 14 Management Principles from the World’s Greatest Manufacturer," and has co-authored seven other books about Toyota including,"Toyota Culture" and "The Toyota Product Development System." His most recent books are, "The Toyota Way to Lean Leadership" and "Developing Lean Leaders at All Levels: A Practical Guide." His articles and books have won 12 Shingo Research Awards. In 2012, Liker was inducted into the Association for Manufacturing Excellence Hall of Fame.